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“+1”: THE BOTTOM LINE

This film is a science fiction thriller (with horror elements) that certainly qualifies as an underrated indie film. Shot in 2012 and released in 2013, “+1” tells a cleverly designed story that takes aim at the narcissism and hedonism of suburb-raised young adults in the early years of college, as well as the persistence of the social pecking order of high school. Along the way, it provides visuals and sound that keep the viewer focused. Although the ending might seem happy, its implications for most of the characters are not.

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FRISCO KID’S RATING

I gave this film 6 out of 10 stars on IMDB.

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Frisco Kid Keeps Calm and Blogs On Why I Need to Jump-Start My Blogs

Readers might have noticed recently that new posts have been slow to appear on the Loud Green Bird blog and its sister site, Frisco Kid’s Tumblr. This change happened because the summer officially ended for Frisco Kid (me) about a week before the 2014-1215 school year began.

I am now teaching English Language Arts and Reading to 8th graders in a local, public…

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EL TOPO (1970) - Part 1

EL TOPO (1970) - Part 1 of a series on Loud Green Bird: #Jodorowsky #film #cinema #movies

“El Topo (The Mole)” Poster for EL TOPO (1970) Background: EL TOPO writer-director-star Alejandro Jodorowsky (abstracted from Wikipedia)  

Prior to making “El Topo,” the now-classic cult film often described as both an “acid Western” and the first “midnight movie,” writer-director Alejandro Jodorowsky had already been extraordinarily productive in several…

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THALE (2012) Review

 

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Introduction/Summary

“Thale” (2012) is a Norwegian fantasy/mystery film that has significant horror and thriller elements. It provides an example of a filmmaker who was able to pack a lot of quality action into a feature despite a relatively low budget. It is also a well-made film that tells a compelling story.

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Poster for “The Giver” (via Pictures & Photos from The Giver (2014) - IMDb)

Review Summary: “The Giver” is a dystopian science-fiction film that is well-done by Hollywood standards, yet it lacks the edginess that would make its story more attention-grabbing, more of a mystery/thriller than a drama.

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