Indie Spotlight

The Flying Scissors

Here at FSR, we’re not just about throwing the spotlight on major Hollywood releases. We also like to give a nod to the indie filmmaker when we have a chance.

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Kevin Carr has a chat with Ashton Kutcher about his new indie film Spread, in which Kevin obsesses about sex scenes with Anne Heche, suspenders and whether a fat guy from Ohio can find an L.A. sugar mama.

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weathergirl

Headstrong Sylvia (Tricia O’Kelley) loses it on-screen during her Wacky Weather Girl segment after finding her co-worker Sherry’s (Kaitlin Olson) panties in her live-in boyfriend and fellow colleague’s (Mark Harmon) dressing room. Unhirable in her profession, she is forced to start over by crashing with her brother and waiting tables until she gets back on her feet.

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Kevin has a chat with independent film star Tanna Frederick about her new film, Henry Jaglom’s Irene in Time

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Fake facial hair and sad birthdays.

Good solid acting, some amazingly professional camera work, and a quirky story set it apart as an indie that will hopefully gain some ground and pick up distribution along the way.

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Ink

What looks like an upgraded homage to the sci-fi trip out films of the 70s and 80s mixes a little Dark City and Argento. This trailer came out of nowhere and blew us away.

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Foreign Objects travels the world of international cinema each week to look for films worth visiting. So renew your passport, get your shots, and brush up on the local age of legal consent, this week we’re heading to… Spain!

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The Wrestler

New photos from The Wrestler show the resurgence of Mickey Rourke, the legs of Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood looking very, very pale. Check out the Oscar buzzworthy stills inside.

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Michael Rapaport in Special

Special is a solid film because it sticks to the basics – a great script, and a stellar performance by a talented lead actor.

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Brian Cox delivers a strong performance in this low-budget revenge film, but it stumbles on production value.

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We have the first review of the hilarious yet-to-be-released film, the first feature by Derrick Comedy.

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The Wrestler

People who drink lattes and know things about “film” have been all abuzz about Mickey Rourke’s performance in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler ever since it made its debut last month in Toronto. And we are contractually obligated to agree.

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The Black Candle

Maggie Van Ostrand shines an exclusive spotlight on “a mesmerizing indie documentary embodying the search for commonality in the African American community” from director M.K. Asante, Jr.

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Perhaps I should just scrawl it on a placard: Battle in Seattle is an indie that deserves to stand out.

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Frontrunners, Directed by Caroline Suh

One of my absolute favorite films from this year’s South by Southwest film festival, Caroline Suh’s high school election doc Frontrunners, recently got a little update on its theatrical poster, as well as some news about its upcoming NYC release.

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Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn in Management

Management, an indie comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn, made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, and we just so happen to have a clip to share.

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Those among you with a zest for both the indie and international flavor might just remember a little movie from 2006 entitled Paris, je t’aime. Now, from the same producer and an a-list cast of characters comes New York, I Love You.

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Sally Hawkins in Happy Go Lucky

Here comes a very enjoyable trailer for the film Happy-Go-Lucky, which stars Sally Hawkins (The Painted Veil, Vera Drake) as a woman who is, as the title states, very happy-go-lucky.

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Elle Fanning in Phoebe in Wonderland

Today, a promo reel for another delightful indie, entitled Phoebe in Wonderland, has hit the web. It features young Elle Fanning, little sister of Dakota Fanning.

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A Girl Cut in Two Poster

What happens when a sweet, seemingly innocent French TV weather girl gets caught in a love triangle with two very different, yet equally dangerous men? She gets cut in two, that’s what.

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