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  • Soaked in Bleach

    Soaked in Bleach 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2015

    Benjamin Statler's Soaked in Bleach is a documentary film examining the 1994 death of Kurt Cobain, the iconic lead singer of Nirvana. It's far from great documentary film making. It's basically the story of Tom Grant, a private investigator Courtney Love hired to find Cobain days before he was found dead. A death that was ruled a suicide. Grant through his investigations clearly believes Cobain's death was not a suicide and director Benjamin Statler appears to be on board with…

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2015 2

    I think the biggest offense a big budget blockbuster film can make is to be boring. I'd don't think it's a stretch to say, that many of these types of films are nothing more than a turn off your brain dick swinging exercise for the special effects department. So naturally it's up to those special effects and the action to entertain you. The special effects in Jurassic World look really good, but the action honestly bored me. The story was…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Nov, 2015 9

    Ah yes Inside Out, this years insanely well liked and critically acclaimed Pixar film about a little girl's emotions. Unfortunately it didn't quite peak my emotions enough for me to love it like so many do. It's really good and my kids seemed to like it, but it just didn't hit me like I thought it would. I was told it would rape tears from my eyes. Apparently my sad emotion took the night off because it didn't make me…

  • Results

    Results 2015

    ★★★ Watched 27 Oct, 2015

    If I'm honest, I only really watched this because it's a 2015 film and my 2015 list is still looking pretty empty. Luckily for me writer/director Andrew Bujalski's well cast film achieves decent Results.

    The Ron Says: Just barely, but see it.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2015 2

    Hi Letterboxd friends. As I mentioned in a previous review, 2015 has been a rough year for me, especially financially. My situation hasn't allowed me to see anywhere near as many movies as I normally would by this time in the year, and up until May 24th I hadn't seen anything in theatres. With all the insanely high ratings everyone here on Letterboxd has been givng Mad Max: Fury Road, I figured it would be an excellent choice for my…

  • Spy

    Spy 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2015 3

    I'm the person who's going to cut your dick off and glue it to your forehead so you look like a limp-dick unicorn. That's who the fuck I am.
    -Susan Cooper

    Paul Feig's Spy is easily the most surprising film of 2015 for me. It stars Melissa McCarthy, who's annoying female Chris Farley routine got old a long time ago, and Jason Statham who's mindless action films just don't do anything for me. They're actors who's films I almost always…

  • Far from the Madding Crowd

    Far from the Madding Crowd 2015

    ★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2015

    The Ron Says: Considering the fact I loved Thomas Vinterberg's last film The Hunt, I was very excited to see his latest feature, Far from the Madding Crowd. Based on Thomas Hardy's literary classic, (which I haven't read) it's a solid period drama. It's beautifully shot, and features excellent performances by Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts. My problem with the film is there's quite a few holes in the story. Holes that are there in large part due to some…

  • Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate

    Jim Norton: Contextually Inadequate 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Sep, 2015

    The Ron Says: Jim Norton's stand-up special Contextually Inadequate is current and most importantly funny! See it.

  • 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…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★ Watched 21 Oct, 2015

    When I saw The Avengers, I didn't expect to love it like everyone else was at the time. I liked the phase 1-2 films that lead up to it, but I wasn't as high on most of them as most people either. Much to my surprise I ended up loving it. It was the absolute blast the majority of reviews said it was with an interesting story, awesome action, and some unexpectedly well written and funny dialogue. Joss Whedon quite…

  • Unfriended

    Unfriended 2015

    ★★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2015

    I've read some reviews for this film that suggested it's better than it should be. After just completing my viewing, I agree with that. Based on the title and no name cast I expected nothing more than bargain bin/straight to dvd quality. It's definitely a little better than that. The concept is actually fairly interesting. A group of teen friends are basically attacked by a supernatural force while communicating via Skype, Facebook, IM, and other forms of online communication. The…

  • Slow West

    Slow West 2015

    ★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2015 4

    For whatever reason going into Slow West, I got a feeling that the title might end up being literal. I thought if I ended up not liking it, it would be because it was really slow and set in the old west. As it turns out that wasn't the case at all. I liked it, but an uneven tone and too simple story kept it from anything more than that.

    Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a naive young Scottish man…