If you haven’t seen 2009’s Coraline, you might be more inclined to surrender yourself to the macabre charm of ParaNorman. Both
films, works of stop-motion animation by the Oregon-based Laika company,
share much in common: an outcast protagonist, ineffectual grown-ups,
visually stunning riffs on the supernatural.
In this appealing indie rom-com, a novelist’s girl of his dreams springs from the page to a real person.
Comedy Rod Lott
In Ruby Sparks, wunderkind author Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano, There Will Be Blood)
has a few problems — one being that he is dateless, another that his
male dog pees like a girl. More pressing is that he lacks the
inspiration to follow up the Great American Novel that landed the
high-school dropout on The New York Times best-seller list when he was all of 19.
Horror Rod Lott Another camcorder film? Only in part, but at least Lovely Molly comes from the mind of Eduardo Sánchez, who helped kick-start the craze back on a mainstream scale with 1999's The Blair Witch Project,
which he co-wrote and co-directed. So there's that, not to mention this
must be the only one scored by avant-garde indie instrumental act
Unlike the filmmakers’ previous thriller, you won’t break a ‘Sweat.’
Thriller Rod Lott Penumbra is Spanish for "partly in the shadows," which is how we
first find the fourth-floor apartment that Margarita Sanchez (Cristina
Brondo, Dario Argento's Do You Like Hitchcock?) shows to Jorge
Kepler (Berta Muñiz), representative for a prospective renter willing to
pay four times the going rate, and for a full year in advance.