Film Reviews

photo courtesy Charles Reese, Whitefire Theatre

‘Brothas Speak Out Loud!’

*By Joseph Atkinson Brothas Speak was billed as a live streaming theatre evening of spoken word, rap and song as a part of the Black Voices Solo Festival at the Whitefire Theatre curated and hosted by Juliette Jeffers. Ms. Jeffers, a noted solo performer/producer in Los Angeles assembled a passionate group of six African American male…

A Jorge Ameer Film

‘The Family Tree’

Written By, Clent Bowers The Family Tree, by Writer, Director, Producer, Jorge Ameer, Is the latest in a series of stories that center around Male attraction, affection, and sexuality. A great deal of thought goes into an Ameer film, as in most independent films. Each time Ameer introduces a new piece, his signature becomes clearer and more…

Tom Hollands ARTIK


A Ferocious Bear of a Horror Movie   Artik, The new multi-award-winning mega-hit horror movie by writer-director, Tom Botchii, is indeed an instant Horror classic by every sense of the word.  From the first moment of sound in the darkness, the low pitched hum in the tone of “warning” on a dull grey screen underscoring…



BWR Press Release 2017 NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN COMPETITION   Festival to showcase films starring Maude Apatow, Ashanti, Ellen Burstyn, Asa Butterfield, Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan, Zosia Mamet, Dash Mihok, Nick Offerman, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lakeith Stanfield, Usher and more Napa, California (August 15, 2017) – The 7th annual…

Prime Connections

The Meaning Of Life

Written for CBR by  Keeland Bowers The Meaning of Life, directed and written by Cat Hostick, is an artistic portrayal of the tenacity of the human spirit.   Not only is this film unapologetic in its ability to tug at the heartstrings, but it plays on the idea of what it means to live life to…



One just never knows what circumstances may bring September 14, 2016 Winner of this years, Dances With Films, Honorable Mention Award, “POP-UP”, By Writer/Dir: Stuart, is all about synergy. It continually reminds us of hope.  Of how it is often dependent on our connections to each other; no matter how briefly or insignificant they may seem. Michael, (played with perfect Buster Keaton apathy by Eugene…

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