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So far Robert Joseph Butler has created 63 blog entries.

The Souvenir

By |06/01/2019|

An extraordinary and deeply personal exploration on deep memories and experiences, British writer-director Joanna Hogg's  fourth feature film, "The Souvenir" is an astonishing origin story that is deeply auto-biographical, and [...]

Non-Fiction

By |05/31/2019|

Greatly influenced by the works of Erik Rohmer that also plays out like an excellent Woody Allen comedy like "Husbands and Wives", French auteur Olivier Assayas has crafted a sharply [...]

Under the Silver Lake

By |05/30/2019|

I really wanted to rate "Under the Silver Lake" a higher rating, in fact there is a lot to love about the film. It is technically marvelous, aesthetically rich, beautifully [...]

Michigan Short Film Round-Up (May 2019 Edition)

By |05/24/2019|

Short films just as feature films invoke emotions. Sadly there isn't much of a market for short films since there are so many of them, and people prefer to not [...]

Her Smell

By |05/24/2019|

Nauseating by design and visceral in experience, with a running time that is about 30 minutes over-long,  "Her Smell", the sixth feature from indie film writer-director Alex Ross Perry (Queen of [...]

Ash Is Purest White

By |05/09/2019|

An official selection at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it was in competition for the Palme D'Or that went to Hirokazu Kore-eda's masterpiece, "Shoplifters" (placed 3rd in my top [...]

High Life

By |04/19/2019|

Claire Denis's English-language debut, the high minded sci-fi film "High Life" continues her attempt at exploring and rather transcending genre films, "Trouble Every Day" was her terrain into horror, and [...]

Monsterpalooza 2019: Douglas Schulze’s Mimesis: Nosferatu

By |04/05/2019|

In 1992, a decade before Michigan took a great interest in film with tax credits and film incentives, and the growing accessibility of digital film technology that makes it even [...]

3 Faces

By |03/30/2019|

It's now been nine years since Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was banned from making films in his own country, yet he has continued to rebel as all artists do, and [...]

The Beach Bum

By |03/29/2019|

Iconic independent filmmaker Harmony Korine has now spent three decades writing and directing feature films that explore the decadence of youth culture and even mankind as a whole . He [...]