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  • These Final Hours 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    I know what your thinking: we don't need another apocalypse movie. Thankfully, this is a great one.

    Essentially a slightly more upbeat version of "The Road", this film is about a man and a little girl he just met trying to survive the apocalypse as they search for her father.

    A whole lot of nihilism goes on and it's glorious. Also, the End credits are silent. No music during the End credits, a hard thing for movies to pull off but this one does beautifully.

    I enjoyed this immensely.

  • The Salvation 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Feb, 2015

    A beautiful looking movie (even the poster is gorgeous) but this western reeks of being way to similar to too many other westerns.

    I mean, I get it. It's a tribute to old-school westerns but despite it looking beautiful and featuring a great cast, there's not much NEW here.

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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.

  • Styria 2013

    ★★½ Watched 25 Feb, 2015 1

    "Angels of Darkness" (as it is known in the United States) is a gothic coming-of-age story with a bit of vampirism thrown in as a metaphor. It's actually very similar to Mary Harron's "The Moth Diaries" from a few years back.

    Starring the luminous Eleanor Tomlinson as teenage Lara who befriends orphan Carmilla and flirts with vampirism as an act of rebellion.

    Relentlessly mediocre as one Kurt Halfyard likes to say (love ya Kurt! Kisses)