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HIFF2015: Movie Review – Embers (2015)

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  • Narrative Feature / Poland, USA
  • Director: Claire Carré
  • Writer: Charles Spano, Claire Carré

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

Embers is a Poland and US co-production about the aftermath of a global neurological epidemic and how those who survive find meaning and connections in a world without memory. The movie follows several different perspectives that are independent of one another and collectively give a well-rounded view of how people are affected in this world.

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HIFF2015: Movie Review – Romeo is Bleeding (2015)

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  • Documentary Feature / Festival Award Winner / USA
  • Director: Jason Zeldes
  • Featured Subjects: Donté Clark, D’neise Robinson, Molly Raynor, Deandre Evans

This review is part of my coverage of 2015’s Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Click here for more of my coverage of the festival. You can find my coverage of other Indianapolis area film and TV events here.

In Richmond, California there’s a feud raging in the streets. Central Richmond and unincorporated North Richmond have been at war for so long that no one is sure exactly when or why the violence started. It’s in this world that we’re introduced to Donté Clark, a poet from Richmond who uses his passion to bring people together against the violence in his community. Continue reading

Trek Review – 01 – Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1

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Welcome to the first of what will be a lengthy ongoing series of reviews on ObsessiveViewer.com.

Throughout my life, one of the largest gaps in my love of television (and frequent flirtation with science fiction) has been Star Trek. Now, by the grace of Netflix, I’m rectifying that injustice. My plan is to watch as much Star Trek related content as I can by the 50th anniversary on September 8th, 2016.

718 television episodes, 13 movies, a projected 43 reviews, and 1 Obsessive Viewer. Let’s get started. Continue reading

Indy Film Fest 2015: Best of American Spectrum Review – The Answers (2015) & Night Owls (2015)

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Saturday was Indy Film Fest’s “best of” screenings, which featured screenings of each of the festival’s winning shorts and features in their respective categories. Fortunately for me, one of the movies I wanted to see most of all this year, Charles Hood’s Night Owls, won best feature in the American Spectrum category. This gave me the opportunity to see it as the other screenings conflicted with my schedule. As an added bonus, it was paired with the “Best American Spectrum” short film, Michael Goode’s The Answers. Below you’ll find my review of both. Of course, you can find all of my Indy Film Fest coverage here.
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MCU Review: Part 10 – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1

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In what could be the biggest review series in the history of Obsessive Viewer, I’m committing myself to reviewing all the movies and shows in Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe. You can find an index of my MCU reviews here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, here’s my review of season 1 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Continue reading

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2

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Horrible Bosses 2 reunites the trio from the first movie for more hilarious criminal mishaps and out of their element antics. This time around, Kurt (Jason Sudekis), Nick (Jason Bateman) and Dale (Charlie Day) are starting their own business with a product they hope will get them up and running. When a wealthy investor (Christoph Waltz) places a large order and then reneges on the deal, the guys hatch a plan to kidnap his son (Chris Pine) and use the ransom to save their business. Continue reading

Decade Reviews – Night of the Living Dead (1968) – Reviewed 7/2/04 & 11/10/14

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A decade ago, I was a teenager in high school. I had my first job at my local movie theater and used my newfound disposable income to get a Netflix subscription.

Over the summer of 2004, 17/18 year old Matt wrote 21 movie reviews and posted them on IMDb. Recently, I dug up these reviews and decided to revisit each movie and evaluate how my tastes have changed over the last decade.

So for each of these posts, I will write a present-day review and then copy/paste the original review after. Then I’ll compare the two and give a summary at the end. You can find all the reviews herefollow me on Twitter here and check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast here. Now, lets talk about Night of the Living Dead. Continue reading