Posts by Andrew Wellbrock

CINE-WEEN: Why haven’t you watched Nightmares yet?

“Greetings, Earthling. I am the Bishop of Battle, master of all I survey. I have 13 progressively harder levels. Try me if you dare.” What if I told you that there was a movie you haven’t seen that features video games, Black Flag, giant rodents, Lee Ving AND Fear songs, basically every character actor you’ve ever seen, and Emilio Estevez with just a hint of a rat-tail? You’re either thinking “You must be crazy!” or you’ve seen Nightmares, the 1983 anthology film featuring all of the above, and you already knew all of this. In October 2007, I was channel
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SCENE REPORT: NAMOUR- Local Film Maker Shines at BlackStar Film Festival

There’s a certain measure of alienation inherent in one’s transition into adulthood. Regardless of the source, a typical young adult will always perceive pressure in terms of the speed at which his or her professional or social life is progressing. In Namour, Philadelphia filmmaker Heidi Saman expounds upon those feelings through the lens of Steven, the son of Egyptian immigrants working at an upscale restaurant in Saman’s native Los Angeles. Namour takes the viewer on an emotional journey through Steven’s life as a twentysomething faced with failing to meet the expectations of his family, his girlfriend, his employer, and his
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