Holy Ghost People

Posted: March 12th, 2013 | Author: | | Tags: | No Comments »

holy ghost people

 ★★★★½ 

Would I pay? YES

Beautiful cinematography and a compelling story make this gripping thriller a good time. Influenced by the 1967 documentary of the same name and the short story “The Lottery” (I know you remember reading it In high school), the story winds around snakes and religion. I had no idea where this film would end up – – which kept me fidgety throughout. That’s a good thing.


Plus One

Posted: March 11th, 2013 | Author: | | Tags: , | No Comments »

plusone

 ★★★½☆ 

Would I pay? No.

The characters were well developed and acted, the plot was new and interesting, but the last third of the film was thin and confused. Since most of the film takes place during an amazing college party, I expected the worst. A testament to the film is that I didn’t roll my eyes too much. Adam David Thomspon (Kyle) stole the film — I could feel my stomach knot every time he was on screen, which sadly, wasn’t often enough.

Part of of the fun of going to festivals are the folks you meet. During the credit roll, the woman sitting next to me leaned over and said “I’d give it a four on a scale of ten, and how about you? And I’m in the film!” And indeed, she was Ashley Henshaw, the female lead. 3.5 out of 5 because I stayed awake and didn’t walk out – which says something at 2am.