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  • They Look Like People

    They Look Like People 2015

    ★★ Watched 28 Jul, 2016

    Wasn't feeling this one and it almost put me to sleep.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2016

    Karyn Kusama's The Invitation was a pleasant surprise (Maybe pleasant isn't the right word). Going in I'd heard very little about it, and I only recently discovered it has some good reviews here on LB and elsewhere. It's a tension filled slow-burn thriller that builds nicely to it's fucked up climax. Karyn Kusama may be a director to watch.

    The Ron Says: See it. It's available on Netflix streaming.

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jul, 2016

    Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is a decent film, but I must say I was a little disappointed. It's got some really good reviews floating around out there and I expected to like it more than I did. Oh least it didn't suck.

    The Ron Says: It's worth seeing.

    R.I.P. Anton Yelchin

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2016 11

    Wow! I didn't think it was possible to be bored and not laugh at all during a Coen brother's film. The star studded cast felt like a complete waste. Huge disappointment.

    The Ron Says: Skip it.

  • Eye in the Sky

    Eye in the Sky 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Jul, 2016 2

    Gavin Hood's Eye in the Sky was intense and human in ways I wasn't expecting. It made me wonder if the real life people in scenarios like this face the inner struggle the characters in this film faced.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Jim Jefferies: Freedumb

    Jim Jefferies: Freedumb 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2016 2

    Considering the current political climate in America among other things, Freedumb is a very fitting title for Jim Jefferies latest stand-up special. As expected it's hilarious and the bit about Donald Trump is spot on. It's scary how many people that guy has fooled.

    The Ron Says: Must see. Jefferies is one of the funniest comedians working today and Freedumb is another extremely funny piece of work.

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★ Watched 30 Jun, 2016

    Anomalisa is awkward and strange, yet somehow also very poignant and real. No surprise when you consider it's from the brilliant and often quirky mind of Charlie Kaufman. I enjoyed it, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if it dug a little deeper into the subject matter.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth 2015

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jun, 2016 2

    I'm not a big Shakespeare fan, but Justin Kurzel's stylish adaptation of the classic Macbeth is visually pleasing and features an excellent performance by Michael Fassbender. This is easily one of the better adaptations I've seen.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin 2015

    ★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    Hsaio-Hsien Hou's The Assassin is a visually stunning piece of work. The cinematography, set pieces, and wardrobe all look amazing. It's too bad it's severely lacking in plot and ultimately a good looking bore.

    The Ron Says: It's worth seeing once.

  • La Haine

    La Haine 1995

    ★★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2016 2

    Solid film, but I was a little bored by it. The acting and story make it well worth seeing though.

  • Where to Invade Next

    Where to Invade Next 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 28 May, 2016

    Michael Moore! You SUM BITCH! How dare you point out things like free healthcare, college tuition, paid vacation, paid maternity leave, and equality exists in other countries. How dare you show proof them sum bitches are happier and healthier than us Mericans This is Merica goddamn it! We're better than everyone else.

    Michael Moore's approach always includes humor and comes across as one sided, but so what if it's the truth? Where to Invade Next simply points out common sense…

  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 19 May, 2016

    Writer-director Robert Eggers feature length debut The Witch is a promising start to the young filmmakers career. It's a slow-burn horror film that's atmospheric and menacing. I would have liked a little more depth to the story, but Eggers nails the feel you want from a film like this from an aesthetic standpoint. I absolutely loved the atmosphere. I just didn't love the story. It was a bit too simple and left me wanting more.

    The Ron Says: See it.