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IFFF: ‘Ridge Runners’ – Sex Trafficking in a Small Town

There are many more talented actors, writers and directors than Hollywood has room for. Ridge Runners is proof of that. The first feature film for screenwriter Austin Lott and director Hunter West is an indie crime drama which is a standout on multiple levels.

SXSW: ‘The Trust’ with Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood

‘The Trust’, starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood, is a crime drama which combines the world of ‘CSI: Las Vegas’ with the violence and dark humor of a Quentin Tarantino film. Pretty good for beginners

LA Film Fest: ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

Originally published on blogcritics.org Writer/director David Lowery has what seems like a cliché story.  In 1970s Texas, an outlaw escapes from prison to find the wife and the daughter he’s never met. But Lowery paints this story with a different, intimate, film-noir brush. Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints opened at the LA Film Festival Saturday, June 15. He is aided in […]

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