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Indy Film Fest: West of Her

A beautiful debut film both mysterious and enchanting, and anchored by a wonderful performance from Kesley Siepser, who’s a talent that deserves to be noticed.
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Indy Film Fest: Reparation

A superb thriller that leaves you breathless as you race to find the revelation of its reality and the true intentions of its menacing antagonist.

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Indy Film Fest: All the Wrong Friends

It misses an opportunity due to stereotypical characters, flat plot and stiff dialogue, but is at least a launchpad for a budding summer film program at SMU.

Skywalking: Gearing Up for the ‘Star Wars’ Marathon

As the Lucasfilm logo fades in and John Williams’ well-known theme rocks our souls, one thing is for sure — “Star Wars” is back and bigger than ever.

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Heartland: A More Perfect Union

“A More Perfect Union” is a powerful film whose message is as important today as it was then and shouldn’t be ignored.
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Heartland: Dakota

“Dakota” is a short film with a big idea that fails to connect with the audience.

Heartland: Movies in Space

“Movies in Space” is surprisingly complex, exploring a solid story arc in spite of its minimal run time and delivering some nice laughs along the way.
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Heartland: Crocodile Gennadiy

A riveting documentary film about a Ukrainian man of the cloth who goes outside the law to do what he believes is right.

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Crocodile Gennadiy

Documentary filmmaker Steve Hoover’s sophomore feature effort “Crocodile Gennadiy” is a riveting film with an equally riveting subject at its core. Gennadiy Mokhnenko is a man of the cloth, but that doesn’t stop him from going outside the law to do what he believes is right. Pastor Gennadiy began his one-man crusade to help the […]
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Blood Surf (2000)

“Blood Surf” is neither “Big Wednesday" nor "The Endless Summer,” but for Schlock lovers it’s a movie that rides high on a wave of blood and gore. Gnarly, dude.

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The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Filled with sexuality, eerie Gothic imagery and a ghost-on-girl love scene, "The Legend of Hell House" is a top-notch horror classic.
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Where the Road Runs Out

"Where the Road Runs Out" features a message of transformation and returning to one's roots to find their core self will resonate with many of the audience.

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Violet

"Violet" is a departure for director Luiso Berdejo. But it clearly embodies his distinctive style, and his voice resonates loudly with this indie gem.
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Uzumasa Limelight

“Uzumasa Limelight" is a moving piece of cinema that charms and shines the spotlight on one of Japan’s premier Kirareyaku artists, and its ending is beautiful.