Do you like offbeat indie games? Check out Torfi’s A Firm Handshake. This wacky casual game challenges players to reach out to NPCs and get them to shake hands. As you do your handshake business deals, you march around looking to build an empire of corporate drones. And then things get really weird. SMii7Y provides an in-depth demo of the game.
Filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite, The Lobster) applies his offbeat style to this movie about a mad scientist (Willem Dafoe) who brings a young woman back to life. But Bella (Emma Stone) is anything but the well-mannered lady of the times and runs off on a wild adventure with a slick and rakish lawyer (Mark Ruffalo). We’re getting a Tim Burton vibe here.
Writer/director Taika Waititi takes a break from big-budget superhero movies with a return to indie form. Next Goal Wins is a lighthearted underdog comedy about a coach (Michael Fassbender) who reluctantly relocates to American Samoa to help fix the world’s worst international soccer team.
Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn star in this offbeat indie film about the host of a failing children’s science show who has dreamed his whole life about becoming an astronaut. After a series of strange encounters, a pile of space junk lands in his yard, and it could finally be his chance. In theaters 2.24.23.
Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, and Don Cheadle star in this indie comedy about a modern family whose distracted and noise-filled existence is disrupted by an industrial accident. Based on the book by Don DeLillo, written for the screen and directed by Noah Baumbach. Coming to Netflix and theaters 12.30.22.
Most of us think of Hawaii as an idyllic vacation paradise and a place of majestic natural beauty. But filmmaker Christopher Kahunahana’s Waikiki changes that, presenting a dark portrait of a woman tormented by an abusive ex, and the odyssey that unfolds after she hits a homeless man with her van.
A man spends his days watching people’s lives on Earth through a wall of televisions. When one of them dies, it’s his job to interview the souls of other candidates to decide whether they are qualified to be born. Edson Oda’s award-winning film looks like an intriguing study of human nature, presented artfully.
Indie gaming platform itch.io and more than 500 game creators are away access to over $3400 worth of games for anyone who donates at least $5 to their campaign. All proceeds will donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and Community Bail Fund, and split 50/50.
A frustrated artist builds himself a maze out of cardboard boxes, and ends up with something that works much like a TARDIS – it’s much bigger on the inside. We’re getting a Being John Malkovich kind of vibe off of Bill Watterson’s offbeat comedy. Screening dates here.