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  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Dec, 2015

    Better title: The Hateful Ate?

    One of the best indie films of the year. This mix of The Searchers with Cannibal Holocaust seems like it would be a cheesy, gorefest but it is actually a slow, mediative, realistic western with fantastic performances from Kurt Russell, Matthew Fox (who knew?), Patrick Wilson, and an unrecognizable, amazing Richard Jenkins.

    Bone Tomahawk is the kind of film that will split people right down the middle (pun intended). I was involved from the beginning…

  • Yakuza Apocalypse

    Yakuza Apocalypse 2015

    ★½ Watched 02 Dec, 2015

    I felt like a bit of an asshole after reading all the positive reviews of this film but I couldn't take this Takashi Miike pretending to be Shion Sono horror/action hybrid seriously. The movie drags out for way too long and has the mentality of throwing every absurd thing you can think of into it.

    I liked the idea presented of Yakuza being metaphorical vampires on the working class but the film attempts to juggle way too many absurdist concepts…

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  • The Gift

    The Gift 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2015 2

    Woo! First review on here!

    I'm not sure if the rating is too generous or too harsh but it's definitely better than I expected it to be. Don't let the trailers/marketing fool you either. While this film has the elements of a horror flick it is far more slow burn drama/thriller than horror and don't let the R rating fool you either because besides a few F Bombs it could have easily been PG-13.

    I've been a longtime fan of…

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2014

    Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…