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  • Happy Valley

    Happy Valley 2014

    ★★★ Watched 12 Jun, 2015

    It was fine as an informational piece, but it didn't particularly shed any light on anything. Overall, as a Penn State alumnus I thought it was a pretty even-handed look at what went on with different perspectives given time to make their various points. This is the kind of documentary that will be more interesting to show people years down the line that it is to view now.

  • America: Imagine the World Without Her

    America: Imagine the World Without Her 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2014

    If you like your half star reviews, you can keep your half star reviews. Period. If you like spewing your liberal talking points in reviews, you can keep spewing your liberal talking points in reviews. Period.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives 2013

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Jul, 2013

    I didn't plan on watching this twice in one day, but circumstances made that happen. It is a good thing too since it made a lot more sense and ended up being more enjoyable to me the second time around.

  • At Close Range

    At Close Range 1986

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2013 2

    June Challenge film 82. Christopher Walken puts in a great performance as a deadbeat dad who returns into his sons' lives when they are young adults. He is a seemingly small time crook who leads a band of thieves. As his influence spreads over the boys, Sean Penn's character Brad Jr. becomes involved in crime. When a grand jury begins investigating the crimes of Walken's crew, he is amazingly ruthless. Walken and Penn were both incredible in this tense, heartbreaking…