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, and Contempt.

Mainstream

Gia Coppola's sophomore follow-up Mainstream in some aspects reminds me of Sidney Lumet's 1976 masterpiece Network; both works are scathing media satires and are hyperreal in tone and approach--although Network [...]

The Human Voice

A darkly comedic and equally melancholic dramatic short film, Pedro Almodóvar''s The Human Voice is a deeply compelling one-person show featuring the great Tilda Swinton, clocking in at only 30 [...]

Things Heard & Seen

After just pulling off a truly stellar Oscar-nominated performance as Marion Davies in David Fincher's Mank, Amanda Seyfried returns with a very emotionally wrenching performance as an agonizing wife confined [...]

Slalom

Nuanced and unsettling, Charlène Favier’s Slalom, the debut French film from Charlène Favier, tells the story of an inadequate relationship between an unfathomable ski coach and his highly insecure teenager [...]

Shiva Baby

Emma Seligman’s debut feature Shiva Baby, chronicles the day of a nettlesome Shiva family gathering with prudent humor, occasionally fragile drama and plenty of anxiety. At least once in our [...]