CUFF 18 Review: You Were Never Really Here

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. Lynne Ramsay follows up the success of We Need to Talk About Kevin with the lean thriller You Were Never Really Here. Already being called “the Taxi Driver … Continue reading CUFF 18 Review: You Were Never Really Here

CIFF 17 Review: Novitiate

Spanning over a decade from the early 1950s through to the mid-60s, NOVITIATE is about a young girl’s first initiation with love, in this case with God. Raised by a non-religious, single mother in rural Tennessee, a scholarship to Catholic school soon finds Cathleen drawn into the mystery and romanticism of a life devoted to the worship and servitude of God. With the dawn of … Continue reading CIFF 17 Review: Novitiate

CIFF 17 Review: Tragedy Girls

Tragedy Girls, a twist on the slasher genre following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends. Destined to be a cult classic down the line, Tragedy Girls is the Heathers of our time as it follows two seniors in high school who are obsessed with technology, fashion, … Continue reading CIFF 17 Review: Tragedy Girls

CIFF 17 Review: Stronger

Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation. … Continue reading CIFF 17 Review: Stronger

Fantasia 17 Review: 68 Kill

Scraping by flushing septic systems is not Chip’s vision of a perfect life. But he’s a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza. Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has it’s own complexities. When Liza suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he … Continue reading Fantasia 17 Review: 68 Kill

CUFF 17 Review: Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s newest film Free Fire features an impressive cast that does their best to liven up the 90 minute shootout. After an arms deal goes bad, the buyers and sellers split up and begin spraying bullets at each other from across an abandoned warehouse. The action takes a backseat to the comedy of the film. Sometimes bordering on slapstick, Free Fire offers witty one liners … Continue reading CUFF 17 Review: Free Fire