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  • Blue Ruin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2014

    This film is just a nudge and a wink away from being a Robert Rodriguez-esque grindhouse revenge flick, but that nudge and wink never comes. What's left is a pretty somber movie that, like many deconstructions of the revenge thriller genre that have come before it, is all, "Hey, maybe revenge is a dish best served not at all." And yeah, that's certainly not all that original, but at least with Blue Ruin it's done pretty well.

  • I am Road Comic 2014

    ★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2014 1

    Poorly shot, poorly edited, poorly thought out... This movie makes comedians boring, and that's no small feat. Watch the original I Am Comic instead, because even though the same guy directed it it's still a moderately more compelling documentary and doesn't look as much like it was shot on some guy's iPhone on a budget of $25.

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  • This Is the End 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Sep, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Act of Killing 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2014

    An absolutely brutal film. The casualness with which the most horrible of atrocities are treated by their perpetrators is truly shocking, especially for the fact that those perpetrators are shown as they are: three-dimensional, conflicted human beings. It's a fascinating and appalling study in how the human mind can rationalize doing terrible things, up to a point at least.