This summer is the remembrance of the Los Angeles Riots from 25 years ago. While there has not been a lot of films specifically about the riots, there are several coming to theaters this year.
I had the pleasure of speaking to one of those filmmakers Justin Chon. He is the writer/director/actor of the film Gook. I also spoke with Justin’s co-stars David So and Simone Baker.
Two lonely teens struggle over whether to consummate their love before being separated forever. I gave Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey a close recommendation only for the smart dialogue of the lead character, Liza (Mikey Madison). I find with a lot of independent films that they focus on one or two brilliant moments in hopes that you’ll forgive a lot of mediocre scenes surrounding it. Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey barely works.
My love of movies and years of movie reviews have finally paid off. I have been hired as a contributor to Film Threat. The site originally began as a fanzine of its founder Chris Gore (Attack of the Show). Film Threat is now live on the interweb.
Personally, I love the access to a large library of independent films and as a personal source of pride, my reviews for the website become a part of Rotten Tomatoes.