Indie Films are sometimes the best movies of the year. It is such a shame that so many people miss out on them in theaters. I have love and respect for movies that are made on extremely low budgets, but are exponentially better than movies with $50 million budgets. As the Summer comes to a close, it is only fitting to let everyone know which indie films they’ve missed out on so far in 2017.
With 2017 already half way over, I thought it would be a good time to have a working list of my top ten films of 2017 (so far). With August just starting, I have seen most of the films on my watch list. There have been some stellar films that have already cemented themselves in my top favorite films of all time. There have also been some major duds. I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the years most critically acclaimed films, and some movies that were panned negatively I absolutely adored. So without further ado, here is my list: Read more
Independent films are often too smart for their own good. They walk a fine line between artistically brilliant and abhorrently self-indulgent. Free from the shackles of a big studio production, the directors of these films are free to explore new themes and bigger ideas with full creative control. This can allow for the realization of true cinematic genius. Other times they completely miss the mark. David Lowery, coming fresh off of directing Pete’s Dragon, has achieved something truly remarkable with his indie passion project A Ghost Story. Read more
When’s the last time you watched a drama and it was more terrifying than a horror movie? A Ghost Story manages to provoke almost every emotion you can think of. But don’t be misled. It is NOT a horror movie. It is just haunting because of how Director David Lowery conveys certain death, loneliness, and time. It is more of poem than a film. The simplistic nature of A Ghost Story is executed beautifully to make it one of the most thought-provoking films of 2017. You’ve never seen anything like it. Read more