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  • Audrie & Daisy

    Audrie & Daisy 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    Sometimes it's hard to really tell where you should be judging a documentary. Should you be basing it on the actual filmmaker's technique at creating the piece, or do you do it based on how well it covers its subject matter? Most times, both aspects go hand in hand in terms of quality, but every now and then, there's an outlier. Here, it certainly covers its subject well and clearly shows us its points in an effective manner, but something…

  • A Country Called Home

    A Country Called Home 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    Rolls around unashamedly in every cliche of indie dramadies made from the last 20 years. Quirky characters, a coming home to a small town, family issues, dealing with something internally, yadda yadda. The filmmaking itself is just as pedestrian, never really breaking out of first timer's pacing of shot structure and editing. But it remains enjoyable enough, aided by the strong performances, that it never lags or feel bloated. It's inconsequential and very much like something you've seen before, but at least it's not a drag. ....right?

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  • Reindeer Games

    Reindeer Games 2000

    ★★★½ Added 1

    Fuck you guys. It's fun.

  • Death Ship

    Death Ship 1980

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 1

    October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #50

    I don't understand how hard it is to come across a movie that truly captures a haunted house atmosphere, especially when the good ones like this make it feel so effortless. This is truly haunting at times, even as it works in a familiar genre wraparound. The sense of horror is handled the right way, with things being shown to us but never being overexplained, leaving the mystery of it to play in the…