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  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2012

    This is becoming quite the year for genre films. I knew very little about the film going in (cabin, woods, etc.) and was constantly surprised and astounded by the developments and utter chaos of this film. It's a fucking blast.

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Apr, 2014

    There's something fitting about how The Raid 2 opens with a brief monologue about the perils of ambition, and learning the hard way of one's own limitations. Perhaps this is director Gareth Evans' airing his own insecurities about expanding on his hit action film The Raid, a masterpiece of brutal, non-stop martial-arts action with a very simple story and brief length, and crafting the follow-up into a sprawling, two-and-a-half hour crime saga. The Raid has achieved enough word-of-mouth success to…