FONZY

French guy named “Diego” (José Garcia) donates sperm under the name “Fonzy” only to discover 18 years later that he not only has over 500 biological children, but 130+ have petitioned the court to learn his identity. Apparently this is a French remake — adapted by director Isabelle Doval — of an award-winning Canadian feature…

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HANNA’S JOURNEY

Berlin Yuppy “Hanna Eggert” (Karoline Schuch) cynically takes a career-advancing assignment in Tel Aviv which turns her well-ordered life inside out. By opening herself up to both past and present, Hanna’s future possibilities take on whole new dimensions. Inspired by a novel by Theresa Bäuerlein, director Julia von Heinz (collaborating with screenwriter John Quester) has crafted…

HELLION

The visceral Texas-based drama Hellion by new feature filmmaker Kat Candler feels like her first outing, with plot holes and a dull second act not compensating for the strong acting and a unique shooting style. Hellion centers on 13-year-old delinquent Jacob and his little brother, Wes, dealing with their emotionally absent father, Hollis. Jacob and Hollis…

I AM I

I Am I begins with a parallel of two characters: writer/director Jocelyn Towne as “Rachel,” reeling from the loss of her mother Sarah and “Gene,” (Kevin Tighe) an elderly man in a nursing home. We get to know both of them from the feet up, with the camera alternating back and forth between the two of…

BURNING BLUE

A well-intentioned, albeit oblique, tale of two Navy fighter pilots who find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship during the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era, throwing their lives and careers into disarray. Directed by DMW Greer with a screenplay by Helene Kvale. (JLH: 3.5/5) Click HERE for our FF2 Haiku. Not yet seen by Rich.…