THE YOUNG MESSIAH

The Young Messiah, based off of Anne Rice’s novel “Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt,” has already stirred controversy from many Christian and Catholic moviegoers. Why would someone fictionalize the story of a young Jesus when there are only select few Bible stories written about Him? Despite all the hullabaloo, the Messiah film only suffers…

YOSEMITE

Three kids who share the same 5th grade classroom have portentous coming-of-age adventures vaguely connected to the growing presence of mountain lions on the outskirts of their upscale suburban community. OK, I get it: Boys will be boys... And filmmaker Gabrielle Demeestere--who both wrote and directed a screenplay based on stories by James Franco--doesn't need permission from…

THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING

Director Laura Nix, with director-stars Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, document the comedic, tiresome journey of their fight for climate change. Known for their pranks and impersonations, Bichlbaum and Bonanno take an enjoyably different and rebellious approach to protesting. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky The film opens with a protest against…

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ZERO MOTIVATION (2014): Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

Two young women are assigned to the HR Dept at a remote military outpost. Yes, they are soldiers in the mighty Israeli army, but they spend most of their time pushing paper and playing computer games. Hilarious consequences ensue... By the time Zohar (Dana Ivgy) & Daffi (Nelly Tagar)—armed with staple guns—had their final shoot-out, I was laughing…