Showcase Review: Short Films Recap Part 1






Over the next few weeks, we’ll be recapping the films we’ve screened since our hiatus back in April.  Here’s a look back at some excellent short films we’ve screened in recent months.  Stay tuned for Part 2! WHAT’S LEFT Directed by James Rees A gritty, uncompromising look into the world of incarceration and just how negative […]

Great Movie: The Graduate






Written by Anthony Gagnon A major goal that filmmakers strive for is purity of execution, and a defining aspect of the “artistry” of film is the ability to bring disparate elements, such as the cinematography, editing, and sound, together to form a cohesive whole. This is just on a base level, however, and the best […]

I, Claudius: An Epic of Disaster






Written by Vince Freeman Claudius, fourth emperor of the Roman Empire and considered a fool by nearly everyone, was the ultimate underdog. Near the end of his life he wrote an extensive history of his family and their reign over the known world, unfortunately, it was lost to time and never found. Robert Graves, a […]

Dances With Films Recap Part 1






Dances with Films, since its inception, has been a cavalcade of truly independent films.  It does a great job of keeping the spirit of independent cinema alive by deliberately choosing films from up-and-coming filmmakers.  Most of the films aren’t perfect, but that’s the point.  There are seeds being planted of future mastery to come.  Each […]

Requiem for a Heavyweight






Written by Vince Freeman Film, more than any other medium, has the power to move people by showcasing the struggle of the human condition. Heartfelt stories about authentic characters who confront harsh realities brought on by their own poor choices tend to have the most impact on an audience. There is no better example of […]