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  • Child of God 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014

    James Franco's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God", much like most of Franco's directorial efforts, is not for everybody but if your a fan of films like "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" or "Maniac" (either version), then your in for a creepy and unsettling tale of madness anchored by an Awards-worthy performance by Franco's current muse, up-and-coming actor Scott Haze.

    It's hard to say in words how amazing Haze is in this star-making performance as Lester Ballard. He's…

  • Young Ones 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    On it's surface, Jake Paltrow's dystopian sci-fi epic "Young Ones" is derivative of so many other filmmakers and films. It's part Gilliam, part Malick, part Kubrick, part Jodorowsky, part Tarr, part Spielberg, part "The Road", part "Dune", part "Blue Ruin" and part "Star Wars".

    But that's just on the surface.

    Deeper down, "Young Ones" is an odd, interesting and experimental dystopian familial revenge pic starring Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Elle Fanning.

    Lots of style (possibly over substance)…

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  • Somewhere 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2012

    I love this film. It's easily my favorite film of 2010. Elle Fanning is riveting, Dorff gives the performance of his career (ok, that's not saying much) and while it's more-or-less a companion piece to "Lost in Translation", it's also Coppola's nod to Antonioni. Love it.

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2012 1

    I second everything Corey "Goon" Pierce said even though I liked it more than he did. Listen, this movie has been overhyped and overrated like crazy. This is not revolutionary, "game changing" filmmaking, it's just a pretty darn solid popcorn horror-comedy with good performances from Whitford, Jenkins and Fran Kranz as well as some cool cameos (although Jodelle Ferland is wasted which should be punishable by law!) I won't spoil the last half hour but the effects were terrible in…