The young Tore seeks in Hamburg a new life among the religious group called The Jesus Freaks. When he by accident meets a family and helps them to repair their car, he believes that a ... See full summary »
Sascha Alexander Gersak,
The first feature film from accomplished short filmmaker Kate Shenton, On Tender Hooks is a documentary film delving into the world of human suspension and the people involved. Kate spends ... See full summary »
Eight people. Eight illnesses. One journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle. They went looking for alternatives to the modern medicines that failed them. What they found would change their lives forever.
17-year-old Eli has just moved with his family deep into the backwoods of Kentucky to work on the isolated farm of a local recluse. Inexplicably drawn into the strange forest that lies ... See full summary »
Young ballad singer, Ruadhan, despairs as the fabric of his Scottish hometown erodes. There are no fish in the sea, no jobs and a steady exodus to the city. Life as he loves it is slipping ... See full summary »
A dark, dangerous story of love and guilt, where Ray, a midlevel manager in his early 50s, is confronted by angry 20-something Una. They had a passionate affair 15 years earlier, when he ... See full summary »
Lake is an unusual boy: he is a young man with an old soul who discovers he has an odd fixation on the elderly. Realizing that some day, if fate allows, he will be one himself, he is ... See full summary »
Bruce La Bruce
This is a film about a troubled teen, Sean Randall, who is falsely accused of planning a Columbine shooting scenario. It all begins when an unlikely bond forms between Sean (Connor Jessup) and a preppy teenage girl named Deanna Roy (Alexia Fast). Deanna's boyfriend is deeply threatened by Sean and Deanna's friendship, resulting in a violent confrontation. Seeking to protect himself, Sean issues a death threat online - and is swiftly arrested. When the police raid Sean's home, they find rifles, shotguns, knives and ammunition - all property of Sean's father Ricky (Michael Buie), an avid hunter. They also find a supposed "hit list" with twenty names of people who have tormented Sean. The authorities and the media proclaim another Columbine has been narrowly averted, and soon Sean faces a terrifying imprisonment in a youth detention facility. Sean's only hope is to overcome his dark image, and prove his innocence to Deanna and to his community. Written by
I was unable to guess what route this film was going to take, it could have gone several routes but the one it chose was thought provoking, intelligent and beautifully pitched. The acting was first class, I'd only really seen Connor Jessup in Falling Skies - which I do like - and was pleased to see a very fine performance here. Michael Buie was superb as his dad and all other cast members were strong and believable. At times there was the chance for the movie to fall into a cliché but it managed to avoid that every time with some aplomb. In short, this is a fine film that I would highly recommend. I note that this is the writer/directors first feature, I very much look forward to his next project.
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