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  • The Gift

    The Gift 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2015

    The Gift is an insanely strong thriller with amazing three dimensional characters and great suspense. Joel Edgerton is a triple threat here acting, writing and directing the film, and he succeeds at all three. The direction is nothing flashy, but it puts the focus on the actors and the story. The tension slowly builds to a breaking point and it is how the characters act and react towards each other that moves the film along.

    Instead of being a traditional…

  • Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot

    Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Aug, 2015

    Amazing candid footage with great comedians and future stars in this documentary. So much more footage than the DVD has, which is great. Wet Hot is my favorite comedy so I loved this extended look behind the scenes.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2014

    Not a film that ever feels scary, but I left the cinema uneasy anyway. The mood is masterfully set, as always, by David Fincher and his frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score and lighting can turn scenes that seem straight out of a romantic comedy into something foreboding. But this film isn't afraid to be funny either. It is definitely Fincher's most comical work and dark humor seems to be something he can do very well.


  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2014

    Jake Gyllenhaal terrified me in this. I was constantly made uncomfortable by him. But really, the true villain of this piece is the media. Between this and Gone Girl, the news has become the BIg Bad of 2014.