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  • Jamie Marks Is Dead 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Sep, 2014

    Be forewarned: Carter Smith's "Jamie Marks is Dead" is the kind of macabre melodrama that features a scene of a teenage couple discussing what they want their own respective funerals to be like as foreplay to an aggressive (but clothed) sex scene. If that sounds like your cup of tea and you love the films of Gus Van Sant and Gregg Araki and Cam Archer then continue reading this review. If it doesn't sound like your cup of tea and…

  • 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…

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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…