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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.

Too Old to Die Young

By |07/11/2019|

The versatile and innovative Amazon Prime brings Nicholas Winding Refn's new series "Too Old to Die Young" to its  streaming service, which debuted on June 14th, and I am sure [...]

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

By |06/27/2019|

The timing for a film like "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" is right. Cities like San Francisco across American have been changing, due to mass migration along with [...]

The Dead Don’t Die

By |06/27/2019|

Jim Jarmusch's thirteenth feature film is a zombie film, but it is far from being brainless, but its also not that fun or as clever as it thinks it is. [...]

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 [...]