Munted Year: 2011 Country: New Zealand Genre: Short / Drama Review: Set in the early 1960s Munted is an unusual film that tells the story of a mother who returns to retrieve Katrina, her almost feral daughter, from her sister's farm. When it is evident that her sister is not going to give the child up, the mother's attention is drawn to the child's strange relationship with a brain-damaged botanical artist who rents a small cottage on the property.
Across the years of her childhood Katrina has befriended this man. The artist, who can barely speak, paints delicate if somewhat discordant pictures of the world that surrounds him and it is via these that the story is told. For the first part of the film we are not sure of the safety of their relationship, but following a revelation, we see the cost of rumour on the innocence of their world. As a false accusation of pedophilia takes hold the film builds to a dramatic and unforgiving climax.
Gabe the Cupid Dog Year: 2012 Country: USA Genre: Family Review: When Eric and Marsha break off their long-term relationship, journalist Eric is able to weather it pretty well. He still has his long time canine companion Gabe, and his boss, Ms Andrews, wants to send him to London to open an office. But first Ms Andrews says Eric must find out the true identity of the best-selling author R L Dutton. A bigger obstacle for Eric's trip, however, comes from his dog. Gabe does not want to face six months in quarantine with big pit bulls and mastiffs waiting for an OK to the UK. Getting ideas from a pretty TV host, Gabe acts as Cupid Dog, doing his best to bring Eric and their neighbor Sara together. Gabe's plan works, only to go up in smoke when Eric realizes Sara is the mysterious author. Now Sara thinks Eric was just using her for a story before leaving for London. Gabe the Cupid Dog must go to new lengths to get Sara and Eric to tie the "leash." - IMDb
Changeover Year: 2013 Country: USA Genre: Drama Review: Sixteen year-old Haley Thompson is traumatized after losing both her parents in a car accident. She spirals into depression, and attempts suicide. After a short stay in the hospital, her tennis pro uncle and his eight year-old son take her in. She must adapt to her new life, and deal with her tragedy of her loss. - IMDb