Posts Tagged ‘drama’

Heartland: That Trip We Took with Dad

For tickets and show times, please click here.   Picture this: you live in Romania in 1968. Stalin’s been dead for more than a decade yet his movement still lives on in your country, making your disgust in Stalin a major concern in the community if anyone finds out. Even though neighboring countries are experiencing […]

Heartland: What Children Do

For tickets and show times, please click here. After watching “What Children Do,” I was surprised that it took me this long to see a super indie comedy drama at Heartland Film Festival. Regardless of the film’s quality, this is a film that I think most people expect to see at a film festival. It […]

Heartland: I Can I Will I Did

For tickets and showtimes, please click here.   Inspirational dramas are the types of films I don’t necessarily go out of my way to watch in my free time. To clarify, I consider inspirational dramas to be films like “Remember the Titans” or “Rocky”. In my opinion, one of their biggest problems is that they […]

Heartland: ‘Game Day’ ★★★★

For tickets and show times, please click here. By Bob Bloom I liked “Game Day,” but parts of it made me feel uncomfortable because, at a few moments, if felt condescending. The story of a down-on-her-luck, self-centered tech wizard who gets life lessons in teamwork, while a young black man teaches her to play basketball […]

Heartland: Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion answers a question that no mystery fan wants to be answered: what happens when a film's core mystery is weak and boring?

Heartland: ‘The Girl Who Invented Kissing’ ★★★★

For tickets and show times, please click here. Writer-director Tom Sierchio does not make it easy for you to like “The Girl Who Invented Kissing” because at times the film seems to borrow plot devices seen in other independent features. The story, set in Bloomfield, N.J., covers familiar territory: two middle-age brothers dealing with various […]

Heartland: ‘The Maestro’ ★★★

For tickets and show times, please click here. By Bob Bloom “The Maestro,” a period piece about talent and dreams, fails to hit all the right notes. The movie, directed by Adam Cushman and written by C.V. Herst, is an earnest feature that lacks any emotional wallop. And because it plays out at a steady […]


Great performances, wonderful technical work and dedication to chaos creates a horror film that it's hard to believe a studio distributed as a wide release.