Flavorwire’s 2018 Toronto International Film Festival Diary

TORONTO – After three years of attendance, here’s the thing I’ve learned about the Toronto International Film Festival: you just have to accept that you’re not going to see everything you want to see. This is a gigantic, everything-and-the-kitchen-sink kind of festival, in which star-driven studio Oscar hopefuls and undistributed foreign indies are vying for […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in September

The dog days of summer are finally creeping into the rearview, and that most magical time of the calendar is upon us: good movie season, when studios roll out their Oscar hopefuls and indie distributors carefully, strategically releasing the movies they’ve picked up at festivals throughout the year. We’ve got eight great flicks to recommend, […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in August

Hey there, are you tired of summer yet? Ready to be done with the endless parade of sequels and explosions and sequels to movies about explosions? Well, good news: this month’s indie slate is packed, with exactly the kind of personal dramas, character comedies, and informative documentaries your summer brain is starving for. Here are […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in July

There’s no reason to beat around the bush here – this summer’s big movies have been a pretty sorry lot, with the likes of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and Ocean’s 8 ranging from disappointing to repugnant. And it’s not like you can always depend on an indie movie to make […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in April

It’s literally snowing in New York City today, but as far as studios are concerned, April is summer – this month’s slate includes another Avengers movie, a movie starring The Rock and a giant ape, and an inexplicable remake of Overboard. But this month’s indie line-up features some of the best movies we’ve seen this […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in February

Once again, it’s early in the year and the pickins are a little slim at movie theaters in general – if you’re not catching up on end-of-the-year prestige releases (though seriously, who could blame you if you were), there’s not much besides Black Panther to get all that worked up about. But there are a […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in January

If December was a feast, January is a famine – the stakes are low, awards qualification periods have ended, and the box office is dominated by holiday leftovers. But if January is usually a dumping ground for unwanted orphans, we’re delighted to report that this year’s release schedule has a handful of very good indies, […]