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  • Chatterbox!

    Chatterbox! 1977

    ★½ Added

    The Citizen Kane of talking vagina movies. The 4K restoration was amazing.

  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man 1980

    ★★★★½ Added

    An amazing, classic film that will really make you feel a lot of emotions. There are a few awkward transitions between scenes in the second half, and the script occasionally gets a little too melodramatic and on the nose, but mostly it's a very powerful true story about humanity. Incredible cinematography and production design makes Victorian England come alive. The sound is excellent as well.

    The acting is fantastic. John Hurt gives a moving performance as the badly deformed John…

  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “Star Trek Beyond” is a very well-reviewed film. The love will likely snowball. The odorific gentleman sitting next to me in the movie theater said “wow” many times during the movie, and immediately exclaimed “That was the best Star Trek movie in a long time!” as soon as the end credits began to play.

    I am on the far outside of popular opinion yet again. Probably the farthest I’ve ever been in my life. Please don’t bother writing comments telling…

  • Creep

    Creep 2014

    ★★★ Added

    I'm so sick of found footage movies. If I never saw one again, I wouldn't be bothered in the least.

    That said, as far as this genre goes, I think "Creep" is better than average.

    I wouldn't call it a great film. There's no budget at all. The acting is uneven. Not all motivations are plausible. But the movie does manage to create some suspense and provides a few disquieting, uncomfortable moments. A short running time and a fairly strong ending help a great deal.

  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★½ Added 2

    I can appreciate a slow burn and a sci-fi fantasy that goes the extra mile to establish the realism, but "Midnight Special" provides many more questions than answers and for me was ultimately a very unsatisfying story.

    From all the crazily specific details involving maps and numbers, you'd think there was a well thought out explanation for the events in this film. But I have a nagging feeling that plot vagueness was the precise intent of writer/director Jeff Nichols. That's…

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★★ Added

    The 1984 original is still the funnier, better-written film, but this 2016 reboot is decent, watchable entertainment that I ended up liking a lot. For what is pure studio product, it feels as though the filmmakers were treating the property with just the right amount of reverence and enthusiasm. For the things it lacks, it makes up for in other aspects, and I think finally comes out on the plus side.

    The bad:

    It’s not very funny. For a comedy,…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★ Added

    Arthouse meets grindhouse?

    This film has been very well-reviewed by critics, but I thought it was a mess. Your mileage will likely vary.

    I didn't think the action was very good. There was a lot of it, and I appreciate the ample amounts of over-the-top gore, but I think the quality of the action overall was poor. It just wasn't very well staged, in my opinion. The film takes place almost entirely in this punk music club, but the geography…

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan 2016

    ★★ Added

    I liked the opening scene and the cinematography was pretty good, but the movie overall did not do anything for me. I'm not sure how Alexander Skarsgård became a movie star. He has an awe-inspiring 8-pack, but IMHO he's not very handsome and can't seem to act very well.

    I believe Christoph Waltz peaked with "Inglourious Basterds." Everything I've seen him in since has seemed weak, like he's not exactly sure what's being expected from him. Samuel L. Jackson looks…

  • The Shallows

    The Shallows 2016

    ★★★ Added 1

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Serviceable entertainment, closer to "Piranha 3D" than "Jaws" or even "Open Water."

    The ocean looks quite beautiful. The surfing scenes are fun. Blake Lively does a decent job of acting. Her ability to scream underwater and not let out any air from her lungs was remarkable. The shark special effects are enjoyable, and there are a few good scenes of action and suspense.

    There's just not a lot going on. It's basically a survival tale that feels like an extended…

  • The Wave

    The Wave 2015

    ★★★ Added

    The setup was better than the aftermath, but for the most part this low budget disaster movie was entertaining. Not essential viewing, though.

  • The Boy

    The Boy 2016

    ★★★ Added

    So close to greatness, but falls short due to a messy third act.

    Overall I enjoyed it, mainly because of the old-school gothic horror plot and an appealing performance by Lauren Cohan as Greta, a young woman hired to be a nanny for a very strange child.

    I thought the second act of "The Boy" was exceptionally entertaining as the story builds and Greta's attitude changes. The film also does a commendable job keeping the viewer guessing if the happenings…

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★ Added 1

    Some will like it, others will love it, but for me personally the time has come to admit to myself that I'm just not feeling Charlie Kaufman's work. I suspect it's more my fault that Kaufman's.

    "Anomalisa" is a technical achievement in stop-motion animation and certainly captures the little incidental moments of life in a realistic manner. Subtle facial expressions and body language is accurately captured, along with feelings of loss and love. The details are so fine that I…