2016 Indy Film Festival
A moody, evocative potboiler that steadily builds a head of steam, “Hell or High Water” is sharp as a leather strap cracked against bare skin in the Texas sun.
Although rough around the edges, "Empty Space" is a coming-of-age film that meanders between moments both poignant and funny.
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.
Although difficult to write, direct and star in a film, William von Tagen showcases all three talents in this coming-of-age submission to the Indy Film Fest.
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.
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.
Two self-involved Los Angeles siblings travel to rural Arkansas to tidy up their dead father's affairs, and discover unexpected longings for a sense of home.
This powerful drama looks at the life of the celebrated Chicago chef and inventor who wanted to save the world through food.
This seedy German family/crime drama feels more like the start of a good idea for a movie rather than a fully formulated one.
Created by a real-life pregnant couple, it’s part documentary, part fantasy, sketch comedy mixed with seriocomic confrontations with adulthood's abrupt arrival.
A nouveau Western / Southern gothic crime drama, “High Cotton” evokes “Of Mice and Men” in its tale of a dim but kindhearted bumpkin and his cleverer friend.
"Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness" is an informative, sympathetic look at the homeless problem in Indianapolis and an eye-opener for all audiences.
A thrilling documentary that emphasizes the human element in one of the United State's most horrifying near-catastrophes.
A good intro to anthropology as an academic field. But by losing itself in tragic climate-change facts, the film leaves touted human relationships a bit cold.