With only two films to his credit, writer/director/producer Tennyson Bardwell has done a nearly complete about-face from his earlier gay-coming-out comedy, the generally enchanting Dorian Blues to his new one, THE SKEPTIC, a modern ghost story to which Bardwell has given a very old-fashioned feel. He has also added some fairly adept psychology to the mix, in which lead actor Tim Daly, playing a non-nonsense lawyer, learns some important things about himself and his past as the movie meanders down its not-uninteresting pathway.
THE SKEPTIC is actually one of several genre movies that IFC Films will be releasing over the coming months -- horror, science fiction, erotic arthouse and action cinema. The company plans to build on its recent success with such interesting genre fare such as THE LAST WINTER and BLACK SHEEP and so will release more than 30 IFC Midnight titles in 2009 across its theatrical and on-demand platform, giving exposure to films that have premiered at major festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, AFI, SXSW and more.
IFC recently announced theatrical release dates for two of these: the Toronto Film Festival horror favorite PONTYPOOL (May 29th) and the Sundance hit DEAD SNOW (June 12th). Its complete IFC Midnight on-demand lineup for April, May and June with include a range of movies such as the crime thriller THE CHASER; the Cannes Film Festival favorite FRONTIER OF DAWN; the erotic drama A’LAVENTURE; the horror-thriller HUSH; the psychological thriller DARK MIRROR; the gore-fest CADAVER; the psychological thriller FEAR ME NOT and the erotically charged DIARY OF A NYMPHOMANIAC (which I can't seem to find on the IMDB).
TrustMovies will try to cover at least some of these in the days/weeks/months to come....