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  • Suburban Gothic

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2014

    Suburban Gothic is the sophomore feature for writer-director Richard Bates Jr., and although the tone is decidedly different than his first film, Excision, the unique visual style is much the same. Favoring comedic antics and funny dialogue over gore, this is a lighter horror film, but still manages to be a fun and entertaining ride and yet another solid entry into Bates’ filmography.

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  • The Hooligan Factory 2014

    ★★½ Watched 18 Jul, 2014

    The Hooligan Factory is an interesting watch for those who are familiar with the source material, however this is a movie that will certainly have a tough time finding an audience here in the States. Although the characters are colorful and the story smartly satirizes hooliganism in certain areas, the comedy proves to be too lowbrow for my liking. The script comes off as disjointed and feels like a series of vignettes rather than a cohesive story, however that may…

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  • Contracted 2013

    Watched 02 Dec, 2013

    One of the most infuriatingly frustrating films I've seen this year. The premise is genuinely creepy (and gross) but the actions of the entire cast are completely illogical and ridiculous.

    If your vagina is gushing blood and maggots, your eyes are bleeding, your fingernails are falling off, and your hair is coming out in clumps you'd probably go to the hospital right? Apparently not if you're a self-centered twenty-something. In that case, you go to work, then try to win…

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2014

    When Gareth Evans’ The Raid was first unleashed into the world in 2011, I stated that it was the best action film to be released in decades and one of the best ever made. Now, just two years later we have The Raid 2, a movie that had some seemingly insurmountable shoes to fill. Evans apparently knew he had to up the ante, because everything in this sequel is bigger and better. While the first entry was isolated and pure…