Indies on VOD

The best indies recently released on video on-demand and Netflix.

Entanglement: Movie Review


A twisting, original story of love and depression.
The main reason to watch Entanglement is because it’s different and unique. There are plenty of movies that are weird just for the sake of being weird, but Entanglement is only slightly weird with an actual story to tell – a story that’s grounded in universal emotions. Ultimately, it’s about loneliness, depression and love, and never hides those thoughts while sending us down a twisting, original path with some moments of brilliance and the occasional moment of nonsense. 2017

Directed by: Jason James

Screenplay by: Jason Filiatrault

Starring: Thomas Middleditch, Jess Weixler, and Diana Bang
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A Futile and Stupid Gesture: Movie Review


Funny, witty, tragic – a great comedy.
It has taken awhile, but the time has finally come, Netflix (with a lot of help by David Wain) has officially made a truly great comedy. Apart from being funny, what makes good comedies into great comedies is that they’re actually about something. A Futile and Stupid Gesture is about the life of Doug Kenney. By every definition of the phrase, an actual comic genius, who took the art of comedy to new highs, the other kind of high, and then the resulting lows. 2018

Directed by: David Wain

Screenplay by: Michael Colton, John Aboud
Based on the book by Josh Karp

Starring: Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson
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Created Equal: Movie Review


A legal drama with something interesting to say.
Starring Aaron Tveit as a cocky lawyer and Lou Diamond Phillips as the quietly-confident representative for the Catholic Church, Created Equal does the important things right. A name cast to try and garner some interest in this small independent feature, but more importantly, it picks an interesting case and argues both sides. It picks apart the legal and theological arguments both for and against the church’s right to disallow women into the seminary. 2018

Directed by: Bill Duke

Screenplay by: Ned Bowman, Joyce Renee Lewis, and Michael Ricigliano Jr
Based on the novel by R.A. Brown

Starring: Edy Ganem, Aaron Tveit
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Crazy Famous: Movie Review


Walks the tightrope between nonsense and comedy.
Bob Marcus (Gregory Lay) will do whatever it takes to be famous – that includes stripping down to his underwear and using a trampoline to vault over the President’s security gate. Unfortunately, he was at Camp David and the President wasn’t there at the time, so it didn’t get him on the news, but it did get him a stay at a mental institution. That’s the premise for indie comedy Crazy Famous. Silly for sure, but it’s a funny, short, entertaining romp about sanity and government agents. 2017

Directed by: Paul Jarrett

Screenplay by: Bob Farkas

Starring: Gregory Lay, Richard Short, Victor Cruz and David Neal Levin
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