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  • The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Nov, 2014

    I'm not a history buff, and I only know the basics (if that) of the real history surrounding Joan of Arc, so I have no idea how accurately this film portrays it. Also, I've never seen any of the more-revered past cinematic retellings, meaning I have nothing to hold this film directly against. I don't know if that puts me in a better or worse position to review Luc Besson's The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc than other…

  • The Hard Corps 2006

    ★★★ Watched 18 Nov, 2014

    I didn't realize how many JCVD movies Sheldon Lettich has directed until just now. His is a very nondescript style, and the movie has the expected low-budget look and underdeveloped script issues expected from a standard DTV movie. It's satisfying, though, and puts Van Damme into a unique environment. Van Damme's performance is good, too. He's played characters haunted by their past many times, but here, the crippling insecurities caused by what he sees as his past mistakes are so…

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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.

  • Reindeer Games 2000

    ★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2012 1

    Top 5 Reasons To Watch Reindeer Games:

    5. One of the dumbest, most convoluted 'twist' endings imaginable.

    4. Isaac Hayes' most inexplicable film role. It's baffling.

    3. Charlize Theron

    2. "I want some fuckin hAAt chAAklAAt... and some pecan fuckin pie."

    1. Dennis Farina's inexplicable false teeth.

    A truly breathtaking mess of a motion picture.