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  • We Are What We Are 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2014

    I saw the original We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay) at Fantastic Fest a few years back and was pleasantly surprised, though not blown away. What I initially thought would be an insane story about familial dysfunction turned out to be something far more subtle, believable and depressing. I think if I had watched the movie with my expectations turned down from 11, I might have gotten a lot more out of it. And as luck would…

  • The Keep 1983

    ★★½ Watched 06 Jun, 2014

    I'm not sure if there's an cottage industry that's sole purpose is to provide smoke / fog for the moving pictures, but if there is, I guarantee they were well paid in 1983. I'm not joking when I say The Keep is about 70% slow motion shots of fog rolling over various surfaces. Be it the floor, be it the wall, maybe its a talisman that looks a lot like a flashlight with a crucifix attached to it - if…

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  • Repo Man 1984

    ★★★★ Rewatched 15 Apr, 2013

    This was my second Repo Man viewing and it was just as crazy, fun, and ridiculous as my first. Estevez and Stanton's weirdly perfect chemistry makes their every minute on screen together absolute bliss. And don't even get me started on Tracy Walter's spacey mechanic Miller, whose stray confessions and observations are either hilarious, thought provoking, or, more often than not, a combination of the two. True, it's not the prettiest of films, but that's kind of the point, isn't…

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jun, 2014

    High concept science fiction? Yes please! Movies like Edge of Tomorrow are the reason why I still occasionally venture out to the multiplexes. The film is a fantastic summer flick and an original concept to boot. (I didn't think those existed anymore.) Tom Cruise was charming as the cowardly Major William Cage and Emily Blunt played full metal bitch Rita Vrataski in the most badass way possible. The world and its mechanized inhabitants looked fantastic and the action was top-notch.…