“Eden” by Megan Griffiths (USA, 2012)

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Cast: Jamie Chung, Beau Bridges, Matt O’Leary
Director: Megan Griffiths
Writers: Richard B. Phillips, Megan Griffiths
Music by Matthew Emerson Brown, Jeramy Koepping, Joshua Morrison
Cinematography by Sean Porter
Film Editing by Eric Frith

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“Mi Vida Loca” (My Crazy Life) by Allison Anders (USA, 1993)

Mi vida loca

Cast: Angel Aviles, Seidy Lopez, Jacob Vargas
Written and Directed by Allison Anders
Music by John Taylor
Cinematography by Rodrigo García
Film Editing by Richard Chew, Tracy Granger, Kathryn Himoff

“Landline” by Gillian Robespierre (USA, 2017)

Landline

Some good moments, but at times clumsy script and direction / Jenny Slate sounds often fake, and the dialogues do not fit the period.

Cast: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, John Turturro, Finn Wittrock, Amy Carlson
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Writer (story): Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre, Tom Bean
Writer: Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm
Cinematographer: Chris Teague
Editor: Casey Brooks
Composer: Chris Bordeaux, Jordan Cohen, Clyde Lawrence

“Side Effects” by Steven Soderbergh (USA, 2013)

Shattered

Cast: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Written by Scott Z. Burns
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography by Steven Soderbergh
Film Editing by Steven Soderbergh

“Sherrybaby” by Laurie Collyer (USA, 2006)

Sherrybaby

First feature / Excellent performance, fine soundtrack, strong message on the consequences of child abuse among others

Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Bottoms, Giancarlo Esposito
Director: Laurie Collyer
Writer: Laurie Collyer
Music by Jack Livesey
Cinematography by Russell Lee Fine
Film Editing by Curtiss Clayton, Joe Landauer

“Sleeping Beauty” by Julia Leigh (Australia, 2011)

Sleeping Beauty

A beautiful young woman – student, waitress, and office girl – has to use her body as a prostitute, for medical experiments, and as a sex object to make ends meet.

Cast: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie
Director: Julia Leigh
Writer: Julia Leigh (screenplay)
Music by Ben Frost
Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson
Film Editing by Nick Meyers

“Lifted” by Lexi Alexander (USA, 2010)

 

Lifted

A movie dedicated to the “fallen heroes” of Afghanistan and Iraq, praising patriotism and religion, but also showing those left behind who struggle to survive in affluent America.

Director: Lexi Alexander
Writer: Lexi Alexander
Cast: Nicki Aycox, Uriah Shelton, Dash Mihok
Music by Kurt Farquhar
Cinematography by David Brower
Film Editing by Gregory Nussbaum