5M – A Silent Film That Screams (Short Critique)

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Critiques, Critiques (Short Narrative), Featured, Narrative, Short Length | 0 comments

Dave Shaw (Deepak Ravella) and his wife, Amy (Ami Sheth), live the high life, despite Dave’s addiction to gambling and narcotics. Dave is recovering from a drunken gambling spree the night before when his business partner Sonny (Sonny Chatrath) comes to their house. He explains to Amy that the business is going under and that their building is being foreclosed on.

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Precaution (Short Critique)

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Critiques, Critiques (Short Narrative), Featured, Narrative, Short Length | 1 comment

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Director: Manuel Crosby
Expected Rating: PG
Distribution: Self-Distributed
Budget: $175
Genre: Suspense-Thriller
Release Date: February 6, 2015
Official Website: Click Here
Trailer: Click Here
Online Version: Click Here
Running Time: 18 minutes, 3 seconds
Critique Issue: #110 (05/15)
Critiqued By: Jeremy T. Hanke
Final Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Long time readers of MFM will quickly recognize Manuel Crosby as the director who made Broadcast, a surreal survival-thriller a couple years back. With “Precaution,” he’s back with another thriller, but this one in a modern urban setting.

Henry (Dave Reimer) is an unemployed architect with a very pregnant wife, Shelley (Amy Lynn). Unable to find a job, he becomes obsessed with a criminal who’s broken into a nearby house and killed the owner. To try to protect his family, he decides to take precautions. But will he be able to anticipate the events those precautions will set into motion?

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Oculus: The Man with the Plan (Flashback Critique)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Critiques, Critiques (Flashback), Critiques (Short Narrative), Featured, Narrative, Short Length | 0 comments

With the amazing new Oculus feature film about to come out on April 11th, it seemed appropriate for us to showcase the flashback critique that began the film franchise back from 2006. Some slight changes have been made to transform it for the current database system, and the links for getting new information on this film have all been updated. As a bonus, at the end, we'll include the bonus extended trailer for the 2014 film!

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Trane & Miles (Short Critique)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Critiques, Critiques (Short Narrative), Featured, Narrative, Short Length | 0 comments

March 2nd and April 22nd of 1959, Miles Davis and John Coltrane teamed up to record “Kind of Blue,” an album that would become one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time and would mold the sound of most of the jazz that came after. Trane & Miles tells a possible tale of these momentous recording sessions between these iconic musicians from the fictionalized perspective of a post-life Miles Davis, who’s had some time to reflect on things and really focus on his most endearing memories.

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Gold Field (Short Critique)

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Critiques, Critiques (Short Narrative), Featured, Narrative, Short Length | 0 comments

Set in the brutal Gold Rush of Australia in the 1850's, Gold Field tells a tale of betrayal and greed. Guillaume (Dino Marnika) and his brother, Frederic (Albert Goikhman), are camping on their claim in the Australian region of Victoria. As Frederic heads off to gather more wood for the fire, Guillaume catches sight of an old acquaintance in the dark and calls out to him. Etienne (Alan King) emerges from the surrounding thicket, stripped naked with his hands tied in front of him. Guillaume invites him to the fire and....

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