Neaux Reel Idea: That Indie Dream

December 1, 2019

Friend and local filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson is currently working on a short documentary about the history and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians, a subject that has been done often enough, but perhaps not from the edgy angle we should expect from Jackson. In teasing us on his progress, Jackson posted some footage on […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Lost Bayou Review

December 1, 2019

In watching the Lost Bayou Ramblers rockumentary On Va Continuer!, I was struck by the effort it took to visit various communities out in the Acadiana bayous. We’re taken on a tour by boat – dropped into the water most carefully by pickup truck – down basins and waterways, into towns and homes deep in […]

Neaux Reel Idea: It Chapter Two Review

September 9, 2019

When the big budget adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror tome It came out a few years ago, some were taken aback by the box office success, which lead to the film becoming the highest grossing horror of all time. If you consider It to be horror at all. Judging entirely by the movie itself, […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Toy Story 4 Review

June 22, 2019

Somehow, the meaning of Toy Story 4 is in itself as it stands now. And that’s as a truly excellent bookend to an arc started over twenty years ago.

Neaux Reel Idea: Fast Color Review

June 19, 2019

I don’t think it’s fair to Fast Color to call it a “superhero” film. Not that the genre as a whole or even in part is derogatory, mind you, but in the case of this independent film, such a label almost diminishes its accomplishments to superficial points. Again, not that the genre is wholly superficial […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Pause Review

June 15, 2019

For all of recorded human history, women have mostly gotten the rotten end of the apple – not to make a reference to Adam & Eve, of course. In the Cypress made movie Pause, a middle-aged wife stuck in a painfully tedious, routine heavy, and unloved arranged marriage begins to imagine and yearn for personal […]

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