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  • A Bucket of Blood

    A Bucket of Blood


    Endlessly amusing, A Bucket of Blood is a corny joke-a-minute horror film about pretentious artists and the pathetic twerp who will go at any length to be one of them. The film is saturated in dramatic irony, from the artists not knowing how shallow their facades are to the knowledge of the macabre truth behind each sculpture, the film constantly plays on the audience’s clear viewpoint of the precedings for some superb gallows humor.

    I’m sure there’s a way to…

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor


    A strangely complex thriller-comedy that can be placed somewhere between the modern paranoia of David Fincher’s Gone Girl and the irreverent camp of John Waters’s Serial Mom, but A Simple Favor is uniquely a weird, funny, and dark mystery. Sometimes it’s a little tonally and stylistically inconsistent, but the end result had me on the edge of my seat to the very last minute, cackling or otherwise

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  • Rashomon



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  • Stoker



    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…