A web-series that tells the story of Mel Béart and Liz Malmo, two actresses who meet while shooting a short film and end up taking to their real lives the romantic relationship that they portray in fiction as Scarlet and Simone.
Ana Paula Lima,
A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »
In pre-Christian Ireland, a young, recently bereaved woman with no one left in the world, travels the land in search of a remedy that can bring her child back to life, only to find a cure ... See full summary »
Melanie Clark Pullen,
Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundary of documentary and fiction. It follows a couple adrift and disoriented in the stunning landscape of Ireland's islands. ... See full summary »
A playwright with a dark past risks his life in returning to his home city to find out if a woman with whom he once had a passionate and illicit affair ever truly loved him, only to learn that it was only ever the unknowing and distance that kept their desire alive.
As a great fan of Peter Rollins, I had watched the companion guide and listed to many lectures on this film, so I already knew the ending & every move that was being made. Still the film held up an amazing amount of tension brilliantly! The sensually sweeping cinematography between birds & bodies righteously reflects Rollins' work of human (un)raveling. Rollins shows the undulating between worlds of what we have and don't have, what we want but don't want, and who we are or who we want to be. While the pacing was good, I felt another 3 minutes were needed to allow more space before responding to certain questions. The normal expected pat answers would have been answered as quickly, but the substance of the answers these characters give needed more time to set. A 9/10 only because I wanted a full feature. Making Love beautifully unpacks the anti-climax of Romance. This work is very important to our social development. Once this film becomes that standard norm, perhaps then humanity has a chance.
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