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  • God Bless America 2011

    ★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2012

    Some of the targets are either soft (right-wing talk show hosts) or about 2 years out of date (My Sweet Sixteen-type tv shows) but Bobcat Goldthwaite's satire/state of the nation polemic still manages to be both very funny and very dark in places. Murray is fantastic and the movie is at its best with the delicious writing in his regular monologues. It misses the heart of World's Greatest Dad but still demonstrates that Bobcat is one of America's most unique film-makers.

  • Rampart 2011

    ★★★ Added

    Brilliant performance from Woody is unfortunately wrapped inside a pretty familiar tale of racist cops, internal affairs investigation, and drug induced meltdowns. You can't take your eyes off the central performance but there's nothing here that hasn't been done better in countless other "bad cops going off the rails" tales.

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  • Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★★ Added 1

    From its opening beaver shot to the breathtakingly unpleasant climax that caused 25% of the audience i saw it with to walk out, Killer Joe is a sweaty piece of gutter-sleaze shot through with humour so black you'll struggle to find it amongst the sexual horror on-screen. William Friedkin, I salute you.

  • The Hole 2009

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2012 3

    Triumphant return to the big-screen for one of genre filmmaking's contemporary masters. Creepy scares that work for both kids and adults, brilliant use of 3D (if you have a 3D enabled TV this is one of the few must-buys), and great cameo from the mighty Bruce Dern. The fact that it still remains unreleased in North America is exceptionally depressing and a perfect example of the shortsightedness of the industry when it comes to interesting, non-franchised, genre film-making.