The Hollywood Interview (DVD review) - August 1, 2012
Writer/director Jeremiah Gurzi shot his debut feature in 16mm anamorphic, and it looks amazing, particularly considering its shoestring origins.
HEAVEN STREWN (Cinema Libre) Two friends, one a disgraced counterfeiter looking to get back at the guys who burned him, the other a journalist whose career and personal life seem to be taking a nose dive, find themselves involved in criminal activity after stumbling upon what they think is a life-changing find. Writer/director Jeremiah Gurzi shot his debut feature in 16mm anamorphic, and it looks amazing, particularly considering its shoestring origins. Script and characters are solid, as is the acting. While it’s not quite on the par with the work of people like John Cassavetes (which seems to be what he’s going for), the film shows great promise and it will be interesting to see what Gurzi can do once he has a real budget. Worth a look, particularly for fans of offbeat and quirky stories.
Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Commentary by cast and crew; Deleted scene; Photo gallery; Trailer. Widescreen. Dolby 2.0 mono.
Culturemente Incorrecto - July 30, 2012
"Heaven Strewn": Independent film with clear signs of auteur cinema.
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Doddle - September 16, 2011
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