Collector’s Corner: Independent Films

Today is Independence Day here in the US, so I thought I’d make use of that concept of independence in this edition of Collector’s Corner, sharing the independently-produced films in my collection, and those topping my wish list! (NOTE: I combed through Wikipedia’s “American Independent Films” category as well as my own collection list on Letterboxd in order to make this as complete as possible, … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Independent Films

Monogamy (2010)

A note from Lindsey: If you’re interested in watching today’s film, it’s available to stream free of charge on Hulu! None of that Plus nonsense! Just plain Hulu! Theo (Chris Messina) is a wedding photographer who has grown tired of his job. He decides to start up a side business called “Gumshoot,” where he’ll be hired on by clients to essentially stalk them. The concept is less … Continue reading Monogamy (2010)

Dorfman in Love (2011)

Deb Dorfman (Sara Rue) is twenty-seven, single and living with her grumpy father (Elliot Gould) in a run-down apartment building in the valley. She cares for her dad, but he’s unappreciative of the fact that she’s devoted her life to her family rather than herself. Desperate to strike out on her own, even if just temporarily, Deb volunteers to house sit for the man she … Continue reading Dorfman in Love (2011)

1967 in Film Blogathon: David Holzman’s Diary

The year of 1967 was a stellar one for films. It was the year of The Graduate, Valley of the Dolls, Bonnie & Clyde, and To Sir, With Love. A number of my favorites come from this year, and I contemplated using the 1967 in Film Blogathon as a chance to rave about a film I’ve loved for years. But after scrolling through my Netflix … Continue reading 1967 in Film Blogathon: David Holzman’s Diary

A Cold Wind in August (1961)

Iris (Lola Albright) is a thirty-something and an ex-burlesque dancer who has been asked by her husband if she’ll return to the stage in an upcoming New Jersey show. She isn’t interested. She prefers to perform farther from her home base of New York City, so she can maintain a sense of privacy there. Her husband is so desperate to find performers, though, that she … Continue reading A Cold Wind in August (1961)

Smoke Signals (1998)

Smoke Signals (1998): 5/5! The film opens on the fourth of July, 1976, on the Coeur d’Alene reservation of Idaho. A house is burning. The family’s young son, Thomas, is miraculously saved from the fire after being tossed out of a window and caught by neighbor Arnold. The story flips between the past and 1998. The viewer soon discovers that Arnold as moved to Phoenix, … Continue reading Smoke Signals (1998)