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  • Desierto

    Desierto

    ★★★

    Political allegory masked as a horror slasher film. Might feel even more relevant in the year of building a wall to keep out immigrants and ultra conservatives feeling like their livelihoods and guns are threatened. 

    It's a nice bit of bare bones action and suspense that is surprisingly gory. It needed a little more meat on its bones to really develop the subtext of the plot and the correlation between an illegal immigrant and an American that unfortunately reduces it…

  • 31

    31

    ★½

    Ugh why Rob Zombie, why?

    For my money, The Devil's Rejects is Zombie's best work. It perfectly captured the grimy throwback 70s setting of the grindhouse explotation films Zombie loves, and brought up an interesting dynamic between a family of psychopaths and a deranged vengeful sheriff with enough weird gallows humor in scenes to compliment the intensity and unexpected brutality in others. Zombie has been trying to capture that lightning in a bottle again and again and may never will.…

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  • The Gift

    The Gift

    ★★★½

    Woo! First review on here!

    I'm not sure if the rating is too generous or too harsh but it's definitely better than I expected it to be. Don't let the trailers/marketing fool you either. While this film has the elements of a horror flick it is far more slow burn drama/thriller than horror and don't let the R rating fool you either because besides a few F Bombs it could have easily been PG-13.

    I've been a longtime fan of…

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska

    ★★★★

    Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…