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  • Dom Hemingway 2013

    ★★ Watched 01 Aug, 2014

    Jude Law is a howling force of nature in this otherwise underwhelming Britsh gangster film about a profane former safe cracker who spends 12 years in jail for refusing to name names, and comes out ready to make up for lost time by getting back in the game and reuniting with his estranged daughter. Things don't go as planned, of course, as Dom's explosive nature keeps getting in his way. Too bad the film doesn't live up to Law's tremendous…

  • Oculus 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Aug, 2014

    All too often, modern horror films rely on jump scares or copious amounts of ogre to startle or gross out their audiences, but view ever really take the time to build an atmosphere. Mike Flanagan's OCULUS, on the other hand, is a slickly effective piece of psychological horror that worms its way under the skin, creating a world where the difference between fantasy and realit becomes hopelessly blurred. Never flat out terrifying, but always consistently eerie, this tale of a…

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  • Blue Ruin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2014 1

    A homeless drifter seeks revenge for the death of his parents after the murderer is released from prison in Jeremy Saulnier's quietly explosive thriller. Deftly explores the consequences of violence, both physical and psychological, as the cycle of revenge widens and exacts its toll. Saulnier stages the violence of BLUE RUIN with a brutal matter-of-factness. Violence is an ugly, soul killing business, its cost written across the protagonist's haunted face. A razor sharp, slow burning Southern gothic morality play where no one gets away clean.

  • ParaNorman 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

    Absolutely fantastic animated film about a little boy who can talk to ghosts, yet finds himself the source of ridicule for everyone in town. But when an ancient curse is unleashed, he may be the only one who is able to stop it. Paying homage to classic horror, this gleefully macabre fable spins a surprisingly rich tale about warping history and the consequences of bullying. Beautifully animated & endlessly clever.