About Robert Joseph Butler

Robert Butler is an award-winning filmmaker whose most recent feature length movie, "Blood Immortal," won Best Horror Feature Film at the 24th annual Indie Gathering International Film Festival and is now available to own on DVD and on Digital platforms. His favorite films include Mulholland Dr., 2001: A Space Odyssey, Persona, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Sunset Blvd., Lost in Translation, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Citizen Kane, Cries and Whispers, L'Aventura, Do the Right Thing, Fargo, Schindler's List, La Dolce Vita, Pickup on South Street, Nashville, There Will Be Blood, Vertigo, and Contempt.


Up there with Elvis Mitchell's Is That Black Enough For You?!? as being one of the most insightful documentaries about cinema  filmmaking, and film theory as of late, Lynch/Oz does [...]


A thorny and unconventional love story, Zachary Wigon's sophomore feature Sancturary plays out more like a modern expansion of Steven Shanberg's 2002 indie classic Secretary, about two people bouncing in [...]

Master Gardener

A relatively clunky and implausible character study about a troubled man attempting to atone for his past deeds is served up with mixed results in Paul Schrader's Master Gardner. Channeling [...]


Italian filmmaker Andrea Pallaoro revisits the central themes of alienation, identity, and family that were found in his first two films, Medas (2013) and Hannah (2017), to even greater impact [...]

Chile ’76

A story of paranoia and authoritarian government in 1976 Santiago that advances into an intelligent political thriller, Chile '76 is the latest film from Chilean filmmaker Manuela Martelli. It boasts [...]

The Eight Mountains

Belgian filmmaker Felix van Groeningen makes another film outside of his homeland but returns to his smaller-scale emotional dramas like The Broken Circle Breakdown with The Eight Mountains, a long [...]


With another foray of a known artist embarking on film directing, French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied brings his passions to the big screen in a singularly artful and highly [...]


After making a splash with genre lovers and horror fans with audacious humor and thrills with Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and Big Game, Finnish filmmaker Jalmari Herlander delivers his [...]