In 2013, Massachusetts State Police arrest 35-year-old crime drug lab lab chemist Sonja Farak for tampering with evidence: and that was only the beginning. Over time, details emerged that Farak had been in fact using the drugs that she was tasked with testing. Did anyone know what had been going on? And when did they find out? The scope of Farak’s addiction—and the number of people convicted as a result of her drug testing—comes to light, despite repeated efforts to suppress evidence in the case. This four-part Netflix docuseries directed by Erin Lee Carr (Mommy Dead and Dearest, Dirty Money) examines an essential, but obscured, part of the criminal justice system. In addition to re-creations of Farak’s compelling grand jury testimony and interviews with attorneys and experts, we hear from Farak’s family for the first time, delving deep into how the actions of one crime lab employee can impact tens of thousands of lives.
The Ghost of Peter Sellers is an incredibly personal and yet entertaining look back at the ill fated Peter Sellers production of ‘Ghost in the Noonday Sun’.
In September 1973 Sellers embarked on the production of a 17th Century pirate comedy in Cyprus for Columbia Pictures; ‘Ghost in the Noonday Sun’. Sellers lost confidence with the film as soon as production began and desperately tried to sabotage it; firing the Producers in the first week and then setting his sights on his friend, the Director, Peter Medak (who had previously had 3 back-to-back successes; most notably ‘The Ruling Class’ in 1972 with Peter O’Toole). The film would change his career forever. Continue reading
Better Than Love is the debut from writer/director Ted Carney; co-written by Tim Schaff. The film stars Andrew Lawrence, Alexandra Rodriguez, DeRon Brigdon, Lily Berlina & Matthew Lawrence.
“19-year-old Jon’s (Andrew Lawrence) hopes of escaping the suburban ghetto get derailed when his drug-hustling childhood friend is incarcerated. Jon’s loyalty challenges his morality as he ascends to benevolent “Kingpin” of his neighborhood. Jon develops a relationship with a beautiful recovering addict, AJ (Alexandra Rodriguez). Everything comes to a halt when Jon suffers a severe accident. Jon’s physical and emotional pain leads him to a new romance, with OxyContin. Unable to track down AJ, Jon falls into the deep hole of addiction. Caught between love and death, Jon tries to save everyone but himself.”
In 1985 just one year since New Line Cinema released it’s franchise starting horror hit A Nightmare on Elm Street the studio released a highly anticipated sequel.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge was directed by Jack Sholder and written by David Chaskin and follows Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) a teenager who begins having recurring nightmares about Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) after moving into the former home of Nancy Thompson the final girl and original NOES scream queen from the first film.
New Line had another commercial success on their hands but had unleashed the ‘gayest’ horror blockbuster ever – which wasn’t helped by its campy tagline “The Man of Your Dreams is Back”!!!! Continue reading
To Your Last Death is a foray into animated horror from director Jason Axinn and written by Tanya Klein & Jim Cirile.
Greywood’s Plot is a Noir horror/comedy from writer/director Josh Stifter (The Good Exorcist) who also stars in the film. The story follows Dom (Stifter) who still lives in his mom’s (Kim Fagan) basement and has a sense of desperation about him you can almost smell coming off the screen. His one passion in life is a monster-hunting web series that he makes with his in-different friend Miles (Keith Radichel), who is non-the-less dragged along for the ride. Continue reading
Chasing Leia is the short film debut from writer/director Henry Wentworth; who also appears in the film. The story follows Billie (Harry Wight); a recovering addict as he battles with his addiction and inner demons with the aid of his group of friends; who are all members of the local comic book/pop culture geek community.
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 American superhero film based on the DC Comics team Birds of Prey.
It is the eighth film in the DC Extended Universe, and a follow-up to Suicide Squad. It was directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hodson, and stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, and Ewan McGregor.
Review by Rita Mwanza
Creation is a short film by Ruggero Dalla Santa. A naked man in empty white room with a laptop begins to learn that what he wants is not always what he needs. Human desire is perfectly captured as Adam uses his unlimited control to build his world. Adam continues to create his own world, perfected in his image. All of this is gone almost instantaneously Continue reading