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  • Knock Knock

    Knock Knock

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This review does contain spoilers. But it is in your best interest to have this movie spoiled for you.

    It wasn't long into Eli Roth's "Knock Knock" that my wife turned to me and asked, "did a 15-year old boy write this?".

    I imagine there are several fifteen-year old boys clever enough to do better. This is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.

    Keanu Reeves plays Evan, who, through a series of scenes stiffer than…

  • Permanent Record

    Permanent Record

    ★★★★★

    Marisa Silver’s “Permanent Record” opens with a beautiful tracking shot that introduces us to a group of teenagers, who have gathered at one of those spots that teenagers always seem to find--in this case a secluded bluff overlooking the ocean, surrounded by giant mounds of rock fill. This is where this group of friends meets before doing anything: going to school in the morning, deciding where to go after school, to drink, to fool around. To be themselves and to…

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  • Deep Rising

    Deep Rising

    ★★★★

    This movie rules! I should’ve been all over this when it was in theaters

  • It's Complicated

    It's Complicated

    ★★★½

    What I would give for the kitchen Meryl Streep dreams of replacing in this movie.

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  • Motherless Brooklyn

    Motherless Brooklyn

    ★★★½

    I’ve missed Edward Norton something fierce. The movie ain’t perfect—it’s overlong and the villain isn’t fleshed out enough, but damn if I didn’t dig the vibe of the whole thing. Great performances in small roles, and the movie’s actually about something.

  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    ★★★★

    Is this some bizarre accident, or are there more straight-to-VOD/DVD actioners this weird, artsy, and brutal? This thing is something else, and I want more like it.

    JVCD as Colonel Kurtz is something I had no clue that I needed in my life.