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  • Aftermath

    Aftermath 2013

    ★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2015

    The long-delayed final film of actor Chris Penn (oddly enough, not listed in the imdb credits despite ostensibly being the lead) was shot in 2006 but released in 2015. The poster is cool and throwback-y, let's start off with that but the film is described as a comedy while it's really more of a standard revenge film.

    There's also way too many close-up shots and f-bombs dropped.

    It's just that this movie is so underwhelming. A shame, really.

    Also, Tony Danza is in this, at the height of his career resurgence, right after "Crash".

    A puzzling film and not in a good way.

  • The Barber

    The Barber 2015

    ★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    A standard and mostly boring serial killer flick. Scott Glenn tries his best but it's not a particularly good movie.

  • See You In Valhalla

    See You In Valhalla 2015

    ★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2015

    Sure to earn many comparisons to the cult classic Ray Romano/Hank Azaria/Zooey Deschanel flick "Eulogy" from about 10 years back, "See You in Valhalla", a starring vehicle for "Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland, falls pretty short of being anything more than a cliched mishmash of many other dysfunctional families gather for a funeral dramedies and much like the aforementioned (and far superior) "Eulogy", a Viking funeral plays a major role in this film as well.

    Hyland actually does pretty good…

  • Closer to the Moon

    Closer to the Moon 2013

    ★★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2015

    If Woody Allen directed "Argo" or "The Monuments Men", this is probably what you'd get.

    It's an eventually compelling, non-linearly structured period piece screwball comedy that really takes it's time. I did quite enjoy it but not at first.

  • The Coven

    The Coven 2015

    ½ Watched 23 Apr, 2015

    One of the worst, most ineptly made, boring, badly acted piles of crap I have ever seen in my life, "The Coven" is essentially 70 minutes of director John Mackie showing his kids and their friends goofing around in the woods and 10 minutes of nonsensical plot and a lot of supposedly cool but really, really amateurish imagery a 7th grader could concoct on their iPhone (and that's an insult to both 7th graders and iPhones).

    This isn't even a…

  • Far from Men

    Far from Men 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Apr, 2015

    In what might be the most esoteric buddy road movie ever, a school teacher (played by Viggo Mortensen) is asked to take a murderer to his trial.

    It's a good movie, definitely beautiful to look at, with subtle comedic elements and good drama.a little slow but still good.

  • Bad Asses on the Bayou

    Bad Asses on the Bayou 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Apr, 2015

    Though you might laugh, I really dig this franchise. Trejo has never been better and the films don't take themselves too seriously. They know they are B-movie buddy action flicks. It's not pure cinema but these movies are fun and entertaining.

    I'd rather see more of these guys than the expendables. Just saying.

  • Ned Rifle

    Ned Rifle 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2015

    A fantastic end to one of the best film trilogies of all-time, Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool" Trilogy.

    This film is a masterpiece. It is a tad predictable, especially if you've seen the first 2 Films in the trilogy ("Henry Fool" and "Fay Grim") and the trailer shouldn't be watched either as it gives WAY too much away but I absolutely adore this film and the franchise.

    Love it :).

  • Sitting Next to Zoe

    Sitting Next to Zoe 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2015

    The European Coming-of-Age narrative is slowly becoming one of my favorite types of "non-artsy" European film sub-genres. This movie should be nothing special, we've seen it all before ("Girls Cant Swim" comes to mind) but the performances by the two girls are so good that I can look past some shoddy tv movie style aesthetics.

    Don't expect it to change your life. Just a cool coming-of-age movie.

  • Alex of Venice

    Alex of Venice 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2015

    You can call me a racist if you want to but I assume Chris Messina's directorial debut "Alex of Venice" will forever be called the one where Ramona from Scott Pilgrim gets her "Jungle Fever" on with Antwone Fisher.

    God I'm such a racist :p lol not really but that is kinda what this handsomely directed domestic dramedy is about.

  • The Comedian

    The Comedian 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    Shot and edited as if to look like it's a lost relic of the 1990s (think Mike Leigh's "Naked" or the infamous Kerry Fox vehicle "Intimacy"), "The Comedian" is a masterpiece. A minor miracle of filmmaking ingenuity.

    The film tells of a stand-up comedian's same-sex romance with a 25-year old male artist and his (mostly) platonic relationship with a female singer/writer.

    This film is so raw, so real, so TRUTHFUL!

    The final scene in the cab is so breathtaking, pure cinema.

    See this movie now. It is a masterpiece.

  • Beyond the Reach

    Beyond the Reach 2014

    ★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    A somewhat interesting hunting thriller that stars Michael Douglas but manages to totally waste one of my favorite actresses, Hanna Mangan Lawrence in a thankless role.