Robber Baron Col. Hogg hires inventor Tom Foolery to build a tree-cutting machine to clear railroad right-of-way over the mountain. Foolery discovers he's been misled into designing a contraption that will destroy the entire forest.
Ray is a loner until he meets the mysterious Paul whilst exploring the woods, a place he can see in his dreams. As their love deepens Ray begins to suspect that Paul may not be who he seems... See full summary »
By living his entire life fearing the prejudice of others, Aksel inadvertently made himself the source of true bias. Now, the real victims of prejudice will be revealed, as his secret is laid out for the world to see.
This gripping thriller follows Anna who moves to a remote island as the new bride of a famous mystery writer. Once there, she uncovers secrets about her new husband's dead former wife and fears she may be the next victim.
Fred Olen Ray
Phillip P. Keene,
Best friends Beto and Daniel spend most of their time together. Daniel struggles with his gender identity just to hide his feelings for Beto. To be himself he has to overcome his fear by showing Beto what he truly feels.
Andrés Blanco de Duràn,
Cover-boy (low-budget film shot in the Sony digital HDV format and transfert on 35mm. feature film) is the story of the friendship between Ioan (Eduard Gabia) and Michele (Luca Lionello) ... See full synopsis »
In a Copenhagen motel, a politician's hookup doesn't go to plan. Meanwhile at a nightclub, a mother and son are connected via song. Whereas in the suburbs, a football team prepares for the big outing - of one of its players.
Youssef Wayne Hvidtfeldt,
We all had friends in high school that we didn't think were particularly good people. Nevertheless, we clung onto them like life rafts amidst the storm.
Prep School plays like an 85-minute morality play devoted entirely to this concept, and what happens when those "convenient friends" become so volatile and dangerous that your social standing becomes secondary to preventing a tragedy (or in this case, multiple tragedies).
This isn't a new concept for a movie. Heathers and Mean Girls both covered this territory, but those films had satirical spins with larger-than-life characters, while this film plays out with a (mostly) straight face. First-time filmmaker Sean Nichols Lynch gets a little self-indulgent in places, like an English teacher's take-down of a student's essay (also entitled Prep School) that could be interpreted as a meta analysis of the movie itself.
Among the actors, Carly Schroeder and Ben Bellamy are the clear stand-outs as Kyra and Caleb, although they also have the most interesting material to work with. Taylor Lambert also deserves credit for effectively pulling off the toughest role of the film, narrowly navigating a mostly unlikable protagonist's journey from whiny do-gooder to wild-eyed insurgent. It's a difficult and thankless performance in the middle of much flashier heavies, so kudos to Lambert on that one.
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