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  • The Battery 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    A beautiful movie that works miracles with very little. A single, extended take inside a car in which all that happens is stressful waiting is more tense and exciting than everything I've seen on The Walking Dead.

  • Angel Heart 1987

    ★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    I think I would have found Angel Heart predictable even if it hadn't been spoilingly compared to a similar but infinitely-better movie made a few years after, because everything is so on-the-nose and obvious, even before the movie goes laughably over-the-top in the last 20 minutes. There are good ideas and fun performances, but it feels like a prototype for a sub-genre that would eventually benefit from a bit more subtlety and fewer racist overtones.

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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.