Bill Graham
Dallas, TX

Review: LOVE & AIR SEX Thrives On Honest Awkwardness

Comedy can come from honesty, and that's the greatest strength of Love & Air Sex. While much of the film is over the top with its antics, there's a crushing truth to the scenarios within that may hit you unexpectedly.... More »
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Review: SWEETWATER Would Go Down Better With A Bit More Sugar

Sweetwater isn't easy to enjoy. For such a spare and tight film, there seems to be a lot of dead air. Part of that is because it brings together three narratives that don't mesh until nearly halfway into the film.... More »
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Review: IL FUTURO Goes Far Beyond Exploitation

There's a way to be grossly exploitative and then there's The Future, an Italian film that has a heaping amount of female nudity and yet never feels grotesque. That it is one actresses' frame on display over and over helps... More »
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Dallas IFF 2013 Review: BLOOD BROTHER Shines An Honest, Humorous Light On A Sad Situation

We all search for meaning, and Blood Brother shows just how one man found his calling in India. He had no pretension of this happening. He was on vacation there. He tells us he didn't even like kids that... More »
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Dallas IFF 2013 Review: BOUNTY KILLER Is Silly, Inventive, and Better Than Many Hollywood Blockbusters

Right from the start, you'll likely know whether you want to continue down the hilarious and overly violent schlock that is part of Bounty Killer's charm. We are given a world where bounty killers--bounty hunters with the license to... More »
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Dallas IFF Review: THE FUTURE Elevates Beyond Exploitation Into Something Nearly Profound

There's a way to be grossly exploitative and then there's The Future, an Italian film that has a heaping amount of female nudity and yet never feels grotesque. That it is one actresses' frame on display over and over... More »
By Bill Graham   
  

Dallas IFF 2013 Review: SWEETWATER Would Go Down Better With A Bit More Sugar

Sweetwater isn't easy to enjoy. For such a spare and tight film there seems to be a lot of dead air. Part of that is because it brings together three narratives that don't mesh until nearly halfway into the... More »
By Bill Graham   
  

Dallas IFF 2013 Review: KON-TIKI Proves To Be Rewarding and Full of Lessons

If you take anything away from Kon-Tiki, it's how amazingly brave the pioneers of exploration were. The film revolves around a Norwegian man's obsession with proving that someone used a raft--not a sailboat or anything with the ability to... More »
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Dallas IFF 2013 Review: THE BOUNCEBACK Thrives On Honest Awkwardness

Comedy can come from honesty, and that's The Bounceback's greatest strength. While much of the film is over the top with its antics, there's a crushing truth to the scenarios within that may hit you unexpectedly. Breakups are rarely... More »
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