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  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 1986

    ★★½ Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    45/100

    It doesn't mess around, delivering the carnage you'd expect from the title, but what exactly is the point of it all?

  • Tusk 2014

    ★½ Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    28/100

    Starts off bad - Canadian jokes and other forced humor - briefly gets interesting when Parks and Long meet, then suddenly speeds through what should have been the meat of the film, and we are left with a fully rendered Mr. Tusk and the question "So, what's going to happen for the last 30 minutes?"

    The answer is that the film is going to introduce one of the worst "secret" cameos ever (a hammy star playing the dullest possible…

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  • Battle Royale 2000

    ★★★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A victim of people ignoring the "Don't judge a book by its cover" cliche, this is a vital, paradoxically life-affirming splatter film with a stong eye for absurdist detail. It's high school with Uzis and exploding neckbraces.

    It's probably best to start with the facts, address the rumors. Yes, it's about 44 young Japanese high schoolers, placed on a remote island and forced to hunt each other until only one is left alive. Yes, it's violent and very bloody. Yes,…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2012 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    68/100

    Pretty good, on par with the other two Craig entries, but apart from the relatively refreshing third act premise (for this series), it is a creaky narrative, relying too much on hoary cliches to get to the good stuff. Bardem gives a great, showy performance, but it takes far too long for him to show up, and by that time the movie has almost stalled as it slowly recovers from the kinetic (and mostly preposterous, but you won't care…