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  • Into the Forest

    Into the Forest 2015

    ★★½ Watched 26 Nov, 2016

    While it features apocalyptic mainstays like food rationing, NO GAS signs, and rape, Patricia Rozema's Into the Forest doesn't quite create the desperate atmosphere needed for this story to really work. The two sisters isolation is far too cozy. It's like Alexandria (The Walking Dead) before Rick and company arrive if you know what I mean. I think maybe in the hands of a different more experienced director this film could have been really good. Unfortunately it's just one of those films you find in the bargain bin starring actors you know that's average at best.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2016 2

    I'm pretty much always entertained when I enter the Marvel universe, but I feel like i'm becoming increasingly numb to these films. Don't get me wrong, Captain America: Civil War is solid blockbuster style entertainment. I'm just a little bored with comic book films.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Nov, 2016

    Denis Villeneuve's latest feature Arrival is easily his best film. For me that's saying something because I've liked all of his work so far. His minimalist sci-fi approach is nearly perfect, and the story which is much more human than alien got an emotional response out of me. When a film does that I'll pretty much always love it and I can definitely say I loved this film.

    The Ron Says: Absolute must see!

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★ Watched 12 Nov, 2016

    Beauty is in the EYE of the beholder!

    After Drive I thought Nicolas Winding Refn was destined to be one of my favorite directors, but his insistence on style over substance since has left him in slightly above average territory for me.

    The Ron Says: It's worth seeing once.

  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2 2016

    ★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2016

    Much like he did with the first film, director James Wan takes an all too familiar type of horror story and makes it good with his talented direction. It's not as good as The Conjuring, but The Conjuring 2 serves up a solid amount of creepiness with some well timed jump scares. If you liked the first film you'll likely enjoy this one.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • Raman Raghav 2.0

    Raman Raghav 2.0 2016

    ★★ Watched 02 Nov, 2016

    Not much to say. I just wasn't feeling this thriller from India.

    The Ron Says:Skip it.

  • We Are Still Here

    We Are Still Here 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2016

    Halloween is only a couple days away so I felt like a horror film. I came across a list of "fresh" horror films on Netflix streaming posted by Ted Geoghegan's We Are Still Here was one of the more interesting sounding ones on the list so I gave it a shot. It's pretty typical haunted house stuff through the first two acts, but Geoghegan ratchets up the gore in the third act saving the overall film from mediocrity. The story actually gets interesting in the third act as well.

    The Ron Says: Give it a shot.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016

    ★★★ Watched 28 Oct, 2016

    I couldn't fully get into Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople, but the offbeat story and characters were charming and entertaining.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • The Wailing

    The Wailing 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Oct, 2016

    I've mentioned in previous reviews that South Korea is my second favorite country for cinema after the U.S. Hong-jin Na's The Wailing is another in a long list of excellent films from the country. Many of you are probably familiar with what is seemingly their go to genre revenge, but The Wailing is no revenge flick. It's a mystery/thriller with a supernatural twist that's atmospheric and well paced for it's 156 minute runtime.

    The Ron Says: Must see.

  • Borrowed Time

    Borrowed Time 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2016

    Co-directos Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou Lhadj made this animated short over 5 years in their spare time. It's pretty damn good for side work.

    The Ron Says: See it.

  • 13th

    13th 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2016

    Considering the current political climate this doc is a must see. Hell! It's a must see regardless. Just be prepared to get pissed if you've previously been ignorant to it's subject matter.

    The Ron Says: 13th should be mandatory viewing.

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2016

    Shane Black, who has made a career out of writng and directing buddy action comedies delivers what he's known for. Luckily he's pretty good at it and the buddies (Gosling and Crowe) here have excellent chemistry.

    The Ron Says: See it.