About Robert Joseph Butler

Robert Butler is an award-winning filmmaker whose most recent feature length movie, "Love Immortal," won Best Horror Feature Film at the 24th annual Indie Gathering International Film Festival. His favorite films include: Mulholland Dr., 2001: A Space Odyssey, Persona, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Sunset Blvd., Lost in Translation, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, and Contempt.

Palm Springs

A high-concept film–a romcom about a potential couple trapped in a time loop as they live the same day over and over--"Palm Springs" is a hysterical, often witty and charming [...]

The Vast of Night

The shadow of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Brian De Palma, and even P.T. Anderson looms large over Andrew Patterson's debut feature “The Vast of Night,” a small scale sci-fi period [...]

Bad Education (2020)

As a follow-up to Cory Finley’s feature debut “Thoroughbreds,” “Bad Education (2020)” represents a step forward for the young filmmaker since both sagas deal with issues of deception and trust, [...]

Beastie Boys Story

More memorial and a laugh-fest than a concert movie, this is a spirited chronicle of the memories and reflections from the Beastie Boys surviving members, Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz [...]

The Painted Bird

“The Painted Bird,” Václav Marhoul follow-up to his Czech adaptation of “The Red Badge of Courage ,” is another technically impressive literary rendition, this time around of accomplished novelist Jerzy [...]

First Cow

Unique in narrative structure, poetic in tone, evocative of American history, and substantial as a retelling of America's capitalistic nature and quest for prosperity, Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow" is nothing [...]

The Truth

The estranged mother-daughter movie is often explored in indie cinema (Recently: The exceptional "Miss Juneteenth.") Rare is the masterwork, like Bergman's "Autumn Sonata," that depicts a mother and daughter who [...]

Miss Juneteenth

Just when you thought filmmaking needed stronger and more diverse voices, both in Hollywood and indie cinema, along comes the perfect timing of "Miss Juneteenth", an enormously enjoyable celebration about [...]


The first thing to be said about “Babyteeth” is that newcomer Shannon Murphy has crafted a very impressive feature film debut, after a decade of directing mostly TV shows and [...]