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  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2016

    Green Room is a masterpiece of violence and anger. Showing his innate potential as a thriller director with 2013's surprisingly poignant Blue Ruin, Jeremy Saulnier proves that he can manufacture a great film with well known actors and with a greater sense of identity this time around.

    Good writers write what they know, and I can tell as a former metalhead kid in high school that Saulnier knows the punk/metal scene and the inherent beauty that may not necessarily be…

  • Look Who's Back

    Look Who's Back 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Apr, 2016

    Look Who's Back is a funny, satirical and effective tale of Hitler in the present day. Not as much concerned with explaining "how" as much as it is explaining a particular "what if" scenario, the fiml commits and delivers a look at Germany affected by the return of the dictator seventy years after his reign. One half of the film is a scripted narrative about Hitler receiving his own TV show and internet viral stardom, whereas the other half is…

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  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Mar, 2016

    "Morality is not unilateral. It is a conversation."

    Like Man of Steel before it, Zack Snyder's ambitious vision of the DC Comics superhero universe is not without its shortcomings. With little in the way of humor, the grim reality of life with superhumans seems paranoid and full of fear and dread in the DCU. Using this theme of grey morality, of the purpose behind such power, and contextualizing biblical Revelations-esque imagery with the struggle of the common man attempting to…