Escape From Tomorrow (2013)

Escape From Tomorrow is made interesting by the very way that it was shot. Escape from Tomorrow is a feature length film shot almost entirely in Disney World/Land without permission from Disney.  Just the fact that they were able to make this is a crazy thought, even more so that it has received such a wide…

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang“ is a dark comedy with a strong noir edge mystery about a murderer being pursued by a gay private investigator, a thief mistaken as an actor and his childhood love interest. Though this movie may be enjoyable to the casual movie going audience, it is especially appealing to those well versed…

Max Payne: A Reason to Live – by Sam Kench

This is a short that I wrote, directed, edited, and did the cinematography on inspired by the Max Payne video game series. The Max Payne games are fantastic and I highly recommend them, I might get around to an actual review of these games eventually but this is my tribute to the series. It’s not a…

A Lapse in Sanity

I have recently completed my latest short film, titled “A Lapse in Sanity”, A 25 minute horror short starring Shaun Hathaway and Cathy Nolan Vincevic. The short focuses on the idea of something Mrs. Crowley says “When you blink your mind shuts off. For that fraction of a second, your brain is off, and your mind…

Memento (2000) Review

Memento was based off of a short story by Jonathan Nolan called Memento Mori. Then his brother Christopher Nolan adapted it into a screenplay, and directed it as a thriller called Memento. Jonathan has also worked on other films with Christopher including, The Dark Night, The Dark Night Rises, and The Prestige. Memento won 45…

Sin City Review (2005) Sam’s Neo-Noir month part 2

Sin City is based on the graphic novel series of the same name. The graphic novels are done by Frank Miller.  Frank Miller is most famous for “Sin City”, but has done other stories like 300 and Hard Boiled (unrelated to the John Woo film). I saw the movie “Sin City” before I had ever…

Following (1998) Neo-noir month part 1 of 3

Following is a Neo-noir film written and Directed by Christopher Nolan. Christopher Nolan is a well known director now, but Following was his first feature film. He is most well known for “The Dark Knight“ and “Inception“. I think ‘Inception‘ is horribly over rated. I don’t think that it is a bad movie but people…