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  • Mine

    Mine

    ★★★½

    "Mine" is nowhere near original. It's basically a cross between "Landmine Goes Click" and "127 Hours" with a touch of "The Mist" for good measure and an entire scene in the very beginning ripped right out of one of those Drone movies. I forget the actual one, though.

    Yes, the movie, which stars Armie Hammer, has an infuriating ending that kind of nulls and voids the movie but i liked a lot of it even though I hated the cinematography.

  • Tiger Raid

    Tiger Raid

    ★★★★★

    A hilarious and rollicking action-comedy that feels like a throwback to the best of the onslaught of "Pulp Fiction" knockoffs from the mid to late 90s, "Tiger Raid" is a full-throttle blast of darkly comedic machismo from start to finish.

    Much of the first half of the movie is just the two main characters, who have greasy buddy chemistry, shooting the shit and getting to know each other.

    Halfway through the film, there's a crazy jaw-dropping twist involving a character…

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  • Lost River

    Lost River

    ★★★★★

    Production designed like a motherforker and gorgeously, eerily filmed, Ryan Gosling's much ballyhooed directorial debut "Lost River" is a masterpiece and one of the great cinematic discoveries of 2015 so far (though, to be fair, I've known of the movie for years, since it was first announced as "How to Catch a Monster").

    Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" plays a single mom who gets a job at a seedy club that is kind of like a circus of violence for…

  • Somewhere

    Somewhere

    ★★★★★

    I love this film. It's easily my favorite film of 2010. Elle Fanning is riveting, Dorff gives the performance of his career (ok, that's not saying much) and while it's more-or-less a companion piece to "Lost in Translation", it's also Coppola's nod to Antonioni. Love it.