Tell me how it ends.
Highly impressive crowd-funded Neo-Noir from writer/director Dave Boyle. Great characterization, intelligent dialogue and a twisting plot like some of the best noir has to offer.
This isn't just a typical noir plot in a modern setting either, it's characters and crux of the story are very unique for the genre. It involves a Japanes crime novelist on a publicity tour in San Francisco, a mysterious Japanese-American from Reno, a small town sheriff and several…
General Feraud has made occasional attempts to kill me. That does not give him the right to claim my acquaintance.
The Duellists was often described to me as Ridley Scott's low budget feature film debut. Wow... was that ever selling the movie short. It's an amazing directorial debut with so much attention to detail that I can't imagine that a bigger budget would add anything to it. Maybe he would have thrown in a couple of those huge…
I need to speak with a doctor...
A bunch of gross stuff happens to an unlikeable woman and she then does horrible things to other unlikable characters. The end.
It's just so poorly made on so many aspects I don't even feel like talking about it almost. The acting is bad, the script is amateurish and the directing is incredibly basic. There is some horrible film making present here, some of which I can't figure out how it got…
Tell somebody who gives a shit.
Punk rock meets John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13 with violence that earns it's R rating damn it! I like how the film could easily be PG-13 until the shit hits the fan and then the film punches you in the face to let you know that things are about to get fucking ugly.
On a scale of 1-10, the tension goes from a 6 to an 11 in a single moment and…
Did ye make some unholy bond with that goat?
92 minutes of unrelenting dread. I felt like I was being witness to something no one was supposed to see and not because of any gore, but purely achieved through establishing tone and slowly turning the screws on the tension.
The slow burn is accomplished through attention to detail, performances, solid directing and near perfect pacing. Seeing that writer/director Robert Eggers has a lot of experience in production and costume…
I do not like the men on this spaceship.
I have now finally seen John Carpenter's first feature film. I'm a bit ashamed it took me this long to see it. How can I call myself a fan really? I still haven't seen his two TV movies from the late 70s, but I'll be fixing that soon... or at least trying too.
Now the late, great Dan O’Bannon. I'm familiar with him a great deal through various documentaries and…
Delicatessen meat slicer.
I enjoyed this movie more then any sane person should have. It's a Canadian horror film with SyFy Movie plot and special effects sensibilities. Jason Mewes is Thomas Capper... a serial killer that has a fondness for goats. Yes, I mean that sort of fondness.
This film could barely afford to have a computer do the credits of the film and they decided to use CGI for most of the gore. It looks just as…
In my jungle, you'd be just another asshole.
The good news is that I watched two films starring Christopher Walken in a row and it was unplanned. The bad news is that the only good thing about this second one is the fact that Christopher Walken is in it.
It's a below average action thriller that is slightly elevated by the novelty of having Christopher Walken in the role of an action star, but the rest of the movie doesn't really pull it together despite small roles from Tom Berenger and Ed O'Neill.
That poster looks fucking awesome though.
You think that we’ve damaged you. One day you’re going to have children and you’re going to damage them. That’s what parents do! So what!
It's basically a coming of age story for middle aged people and I kinda loved it. Learning to let go of issues you had with how you were raised once you are well into adulthood sounds simple enough, but I think this adaptation of The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson shows that isn't…
Here we go. Made it through all the Police Story films and find myself viewing the second reboot of the franchise. The last one went darker then the previous films, but it has nothing on this one... and surprisingly it works far better.
Even though the last film (Police Story 4: First Strike) felt like it was a Police Story film in name only, this is actually the first real reboot of the series, but it has Jackie Chan returning anyways, just as a different character: Inspector Chan Kwok-wing.
It skirts the tone of the original films at moments, but it's mostly much more centered on drama and grittier action. After Inspector Chan Kwok-wing witnesses his entire squad massacred in a fashion designed…