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  • The Gruffalo

    The Gruffalo 2009

    ★★★ Watched 03 Aug, 2015

    The Gruffalo is a cute 27 minute long TV short that I enjoyed watching with my boys. It's nothing spectacular or anything, but it's well worth checking out.

    The Ron Says: Give it a go.

  • I Killed My Mother

    I Killed My Mother 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2015

    After recently watching the excellent Mommy and now Xavier Dolan's debut, J'ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother, it's become clear to me that through his own experiences he completely understands what it's like to have a strained relationship with your mother. While neither film exactly portrays the often difficult relationship I had with my own mother, Dolan captures almost perfectly how it affects both mother and son. I Killed My Mother will be a relatable experience for…

  • Faults

    Faults 2014

    ★★ Watched 01 Aug, 2015

    Riley Stearns Faults, a film about a family who recruits a down on his luck expert on cults and mind control to help save their daughter from a cult is well...faulty! It's one of those stories that is interesting on paper, but in execution felt shallow and empty. Nothing much happens in the under thirty minute runtime, and the twist ending (if you want to call it that) is foreshadowed like a son of a bitch.

    The Ron Says: Skip it.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2015

    Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin: Sorry, Love. Gotta save the world.
    Princess Tilde: [In a thick, Swedish accent] If you save the world, We can do it in the asshole.
    Gary 'Eggsy' Unwin: [Calmly] I will be right back.

    I could write a proper review and talk about things like plot, acting, and cinematography. I could definitely do that, but instead I'm just going to tell you that Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service is an absolute fucking blast!

    The Ron Says: Must See!

  • Dawg Fight

    Dawg Fight 2015

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    In West Perrine Florida, a suburban ghetto in Southwest Miami-Dade County, Dhafir "Dada 5000" Harris holds bare knuckle backyard street fights. Dada grew up just blocks from Perrine's MMA sensation Kimbo Slice. Much like Slice, Dada became a Youtube sensation by brutally beating his opponents in these backyard brawls. He holds these fights in hopes of giving the young African American men that make up 73% of Perrine an alternative to life on the streets all while trying to catch…

  • Tig

    Tig 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2015

    Tig, a documentary film about stand-up comedian Tig Notaro's shit storm of bad luck that included a breast cancer diagnosis and culminated with a double mastectomy is solid as far as documentaries go. It tells her sad but ultimately inspiring story well. My only real issue with it (and I hate saying this) was her stand-up. The clips of her shows they show in the film were my first experience with her work, and while I thought some of it…

  • Metro Manila

    Metro Manila 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jul, 2015

    Although it's set in a completely different part of the world and takes place under different circumstances, Sean Ellis' Metro Manila is a film that as a father I could relate to on a lot of levels. The story of a father struggling to take care of his family under immense pressure and feeling the desperation of his situation is something I go through on a daily basis. Sometimes good people are forced to consider and do things they wouldn't…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jul, 2015

    Alex Garland's Ex Machina isn't your typical effects heavy sci-fi film. It's a film that goes bigger on ideas than budget. I liked that about it. I'm cool with the big money films when they're good, but it's always nice when you can find quality films like Ex Machina that weren't plastered all over the place with ad campaigns as expensive or more so than the film itself.

    Domhnall Gleeson is Caleb, a young programmer selected to travel to the…

  • Alice

    Alice 1988

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2015

    Alice in Wonderland told with a strange menagerie of animated clay, puppets, meat, and one human. Very strange but kinda cool.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Clouds of Sils Maria 2014

    ★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2015 2

    Honestly, I was so bored by this that I'm too tired to write a proper review. Oh, and I'm sorry, but I don't think I'm ever going to be able to take Kristen Stewart seriously. I just can't get past the empty behind the eyes look that apparently is just her face.

    The Ron Says: Juliette Binoche is good, Chloe Grace Moretz is underused, and Kristen Stewart is well...Kristen Stewart.

  • Thief

    Thief 1981

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2015

    When it comes to Michael Mann's crime thriller Thief, I felt about it like I feel about several of his films that I've seen. It's good not great. It's a well acted solid crime story. There's just something holding it back in my opinion. Maybe it's a lack of character development or maybe I've seen one too many heist films. I don't know, but it just never made it out of like territory for me.

    As he draws closer to…

  • 3 Women

    3 Women 1977

    ★★★ Watched 18 Jul, 2015

    Robert Altman's 3 Women is a film that didn't make a lot sense. It's been reported that it was shot without a full screenplay and was based on Altman's own dreams, so maybe it wasn't supposed to. That's all fine and dandy, but much like a dream it felt fragmented and at times incoherent. This has worked in a lot of films (watch anything by David Lynch), but here the lack of a cohesive story is detrimental in my opinion.…