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  • Lost River

    Lost River 2014

    ★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2015

    Lost River's been making the rounds lately and the consensus seems to be split between the critics panning it and regular viewers loving it. I'm stuck in-between the two camps with Lost River being an interesting debut from Gosling, but it ultimately feels more like he's applying the visual/narrative style of directors like Refn and Lynch without any of the substance. He's got a pretty good cast together for this film but a weak plot really drags everything down by…

  • 300: Rise of an Empire

    300: Rise of an Empire 2014

    Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    I wasn't prepared for how bad this was and honestly wish someone had warned me before I decided to give it a watch. From the initial trailers I knew it would likely be bad but it seemed like it could be a dumb enough action flick that'd be perfect for a random afternoon viewing and boy was I wrong. All of the effects are somehow worse despite having double the budget to work with, the choreography is uninspired with some…

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  • ThanksKilling 3

    ThanksKilling 3 2012

    ½ Rewatched 07 May, 2013

    $100,000.

    $100,000 was the budget for this film that was financed through Kickstarter and what I want to know is where all that money went. Not only is this abomination of a film easily one of the most unwatchable pieces of shit I've ever had the displeasure of seeing, but I get the feeling the director spent *maybe* $5000 of the money he was given and fucked off with the rest. Part of the charm of Thankskilling was how you…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2015

    Intense is the word that instantly comes to mind when thinking of Whiplash. Despite having a simple as hell premise there were so many moments where I found myself holding my breath without realizing it and this was mainly due to the incredible performance delivered by J.K. Simmons. Miles Teller was good but Simmons fucking owned this movie by giving us this intense animalistic character who terrifies the hell out of you.

    I've seen people criticize the underdeveloped side characters…