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Gavin Schmitt

  1. Film Festival Movie Review: "Fraud" (2016)

    A couple (and their young child) live a life beyond their means, putting them in a desperate spot. What will they do and what is the aftermath?

    “Fraud” is one of those films that makes me uncomfortable. Not because the material in the film is controversial, but because I tend to respect the old saying about only speaking nicely or keeping your mouth shut. And, unfortunately, this just does not give me much to work with if I want to be strictly nice.

    One might say it ...
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  2. Film Festival Movie Review: "She's Allergic to Cats" (2016)

    Michael Pinkney (playing himself) is a man struggling with his lower income lifestyle in the shadow of the film industry. His job is degrading, his home is infested with rats and his mind constantly wanders into a lo-fi dreamscape that mirrors his analog video experiments.

    “She’s Allergic to Cats” comes to us from writer-director Michael Reich, who previously co-directed “Video Town” with star Pinkney. We also have Sonja Kinski (“Holidays”) as the romantic lead, as much as this film ...