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  • 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)…

  • Exhibition 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Oct, 2014

    Just watched acclaimed director Joanna Hogg's latest "Exhibition". I was excited as this is my first Hogg though I have owned both of her previous films ("Unrelated" and "Archipelago") on region 2 DVD since last Christmas. it takes 43 full minutes for anything really important to happen in it but I have to say, if your willing to put up with a slow-burn, "Exhibition" is easily a great piece of cinema that will reward great pleasures for patient viewers. Pure…

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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…