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  • Eden

    Eden 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jul, 2015

    Eden is pretty wonderful. Masterful direction by Mia Hansen-Løv. She perfectly captures the minutiae & revealing little character snapshots during the nearly two decades of time the film covers.

    The film's only weak link, however, is Greta Gerwig. I’ve tried but really don’t understand her appeal. Kooky name, bland actress.

  • Band of the Hand

    Band of the Hand 1986

    ★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2015

    Been desperate to see this for years. Sadly, it didn't quite meet my expectations. Had fun with some of the 80s trappings, but the only resemblance to a Micheal Mann project (he's credited as co-producer) is the Miami Vice-like aesthetic and the choice of some great pop tunes from the era.

    It's an sporadically entertaining and daft yarn about a bunch of juvenile delinquents offered redemption through a character-building intuitive run by a Native American (the decidedly non-Native American-looking Stephen…

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  • Puncture

    Puncture 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 19 May, 2012 2

    A well-made and surprisingly engrossing law drama with a stunning central performance from Chris Evans.

    Another example of a decent film inexplicably missing out on a big screen release. Hope it finds an audience on video.

  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever

    Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever 2009

    ★★★½ Added 3

    Ti West may have disowned it but there's a lot to like about this twisted sequel. Porky's by way of John Waters and Troma.