HEROES OF DIRT

“Phineas” (Joel Moody) has always dreamed of becoming a champion BMX dirt rider. When he gets into a highly coveted competition his long-awaited opportunity may be derailed when he befriends a troubled teen. Watch at your own risk. (JEP: 1/5) Review by Contributing Editor Jessica E. Perry Directed by Eric Bugbee Heroes of Dirt boasts…

I TOUCHED ALL YOUR STUFF

Co-directors Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani document the story of a long con, a perplexing and intriguing mystery until its lackluster, underwhelming third act. (BKP: 3/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Fifteen years ago, Christopher Kirk was just your average Joe. He worked a typical nine-to-five job as an IT technician in Seattle…

MY VOICE, MY LIFE

Director Ruby Yang shows a heartfelt look at the struggles and hardships of Chinese teenagers as they join together to make their own high school musical. With engaging subject matter, My Voice, My Life focuses on disadvantaged youth, the often-overlooked civilians of Chinese population. (BKP: 4/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky If the…

THE GREAT MAN

The Great Man is a great movie–one of the best I have seen so far in 2015. Two young men from very different parts of the world meet and bond in the French Foreign Legion. When they are ambushed in Afghanistan, one makes great sacrifices to save the other, but once separated, their paths diverge.…