Red State ★★★

Micheal Parks is brilliant as expected and is given quite a bit to work with. I think Kevin Smith is a great storyteller, but just not a great director. John Goodman is totally wasted, being given mostly expository dialogue. I also wish Smith would have committed to the way the film hints it's going to end. As it stands the very end feels like a bit of a (ugh, I'm so sorry) cop out.