The Death of Dick Long Is Fargo-Esque

To say that The Death of Dick Long is reminiscent of the Coen Brothers’ Fargo wouldn’t be an unfair assessment to make about the film. Spoiler alert but Dick Long is dead.  Okay, so the film gives it away right there in the title.  What we know is that Dick died following band practice with Zeke (Michael Abbott Jr.) and Earl (Andre Hyland).  Neither of them want anybody to know what happened to led to…

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Sundance 2019: The Shorts Program

These six titles are among several narrative and documentary shorts selected to screen during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Fran This Summer comes from writer-director Mary Evangelista.  The film takes place during the summer when Fran begins her gender transition.  This is one of those short films where we can probably learn more about the characters if expanded into a narrative.  But for a short film, it gets straight to the…

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Mr. Roosevelt: A Coming-of-Age Comedy

Mr. Roosevelt is a coming-of-age comedy and depicts what happens when a struggling comedian returns home to Austin to bury her cat. The film marked the directorial debut for Saturday Night Live alumnus Noël Wells.  While SNL may not be for everyone, it doesn’t mean that cast members aren’t allowed be successful following a short stint–look at Casey Wilson, for example.  Wells’ performances in both The Incredible Jessica James and her work on Mr. Roosevelt shows that…

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The 4th: A Cult Comedy in the Making

The 4th is a slacker comedy that has cult comedy classic written all over it. Written and directed by Andre Hyland, the indie comedy’s main cast includes Hyland, Johnny Pemberton, Eliza Coupe, Yasmine Kittles, Anna Lee Lawson, and Paul Erling Oven.  Jeff Carpenter, John Ennis, John Forest, Brent Weinbach, Matt Peters, Al Burke, Ben Ceccarelli, Matty Cardarople, Andrew Dewitt, Byron Bowers, Shaun Parker, Erick Chavarria, Drew Droege, Frank Collison are also featured in the film.…

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