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  • W.E. 2011

    Watched 06 Feb, 2012

    Excruciatingly long and overdrawn pseudo-period piece that revels in its own narrative detail than actually delivering a coherent and attractive story.

  • The Innkeepers 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    Ti West's trademark slow-burn aesthetic works wonders here as he combines blunt humor, apt characterization, and brilliant narrative pacing to create a wholly original- and excruciatingly suspenseful- horror film that matter-of-factly sidesteps narrative conventions of a traditional horror film. Those expecting schlocky splatterporn horror be forewarned, The Innkeepers is much smarter than that.

  • Chronicle 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    Manages to break free of the overplayed reputation of the found-footage gimmick and aspires to be a dark, grounded, and somewhat exhilarating sci-fi/superhero origin story. Mostly succeeds, but hits its stride best when capturing the angst and the brutal social hierarchy of high school culture.

  • The Grey 2011

    ★★ Added

    Apart from the film not being the over-the-top exercise in wolfpunching everyone was hoping for, THE GREY instead tries to be a deeply reflective philosophical character study. Unfortunately, it comes off more like an underdeveloped final project for a Philosophy 101 class than a coherent mediation on the existence of god, man vs. nature, etc.