FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is a beautiful, intelligent, respected, accomplished linguistics professor, but she’s also starting to forget things. Nothing big – a name or where she put something. As an academic with an insatiable desire to learn and teach, plus a bustling family who still look to her for advice and guidance, it’s not surprising that Alice might be a little distracted or overwhelmed from time to time. Read more at Film School Rejects

Films saddled with the label “quirky” are often dismissed sight unseen these days as they’ve earned something of a bad rap in recent years. It’s frequently well-deserved as many attempt to take a shortcut into our good graces with oddball supporting characters, manic pixie dream girls and impromptu dance/singalong scenes, but few succeed because they’re usually surface-level efforts. So when a movie comes along that backs up its fun-loving eccentricities with raw honesty, sincere depth and glorious belly laughs you should pay attention. Read more

Trailer: Bill Plympton‘s Cheatin’ is a must see!

With big-toothed, rubbery people who seem vaguely from the wholesome 1950s and foregrounds that often melt into backgrounds, it’s easy to spot Bill Plympton‘s animation in a lineup. And, let’s face it, if anyone’s animation were ever to be arrested, it would probably be his.

His work has also always had an edge of dark, fatalistic humor to it. There was a time when it seemed possible that he’d remain a relic of the 90s Liquid Television movement, but he’s been on a serious roll lately. He’s prolific as ever.

Plympton made Cheatin’ back in 2013, and it’s finally seeing a release on April 3rd. It focuses on an unbelievably romantic couple who are torn apart by suspicion and jealousy, and the magic machine that allows a woman to take the form of her man’s many lovers. It looks unsurprisingly gorgeous, and the synopsis (as well as the Plympton legacy) promises another wacky, wonderful story.

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There’s something a little funny about them that you can’t quite put your finger on — because you physically can’t put a finger on them. They’re always cold to the touch. They can’t seem to keep their appointments and keep forgetting where they have to be most of the time, because they wind up back at home anyway. They wear the same outfit almost every day, which is weird, but hey, who’s judging? And, oh my god, they’ve been dead the whole time.

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When a director gets summonsed to court for filming an illegal activity, you know it must be a good documentary (read NY TImes Interview). This film from Lotfy Nathan is centered around "Reckless dirt bike riders that parade through Baltimore’s streets", but "it's important to remember that not every day is a joy ride. 12 O’Clock Boys is also a portrait of a family. Coco is raising Pug and his siblings without their father, in a community that is dangerous for reasons that have nothing to do with bike accidents. - See more at: http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/reviews/12-oclock-boys.php#sthash.rpY2f...