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  • The Zero Theorem 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2014

    Featuring a bald Tilda Swinton rapping with a Scottish accent and Matt Damon looking like a dead ringer for Malcolm McDowell, Terry Gilliam's latest movie "The Zero Theorem" sure is tripping balls!

    And by tripping balls I mean it's weird, even weirder than you'd expect a movie with circus-looking people and singing pizza boxes to be.

    I guess you should expect a Gilliam movie to be weird but for some this film will be weird overload.

    The premise is essentially…

  • Jake Squared 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    "Jake Squared" sees Elias Koteas essentially doing an Abel Ferrara impersonation in a scenario that reads like a cross between "Synecdoche, New York" and the recent crop of doppelgänger films ("Enemy", "The Double", "Coherence", etc.) and it's an ambitious film that's ballsy as hell and boy does it work!

    It might not be a "perfect" movie but Harry Goldberg's film, which sees The former Casey Jones, Elias Koteas, playing Jake Klein, a 50-something filmmaker who looks and acts like a…

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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…