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  • Mute

    Mute

    ★★★★½

    Back when Moon was going through it's festival run, Duncan Jones teased to audiences that he was going to follow up Moon with this film right here. That was not the case since his followup turned out to be Source Code, a high concept thriller that he didn't write, and the video game adaptation of Warcraft. I haven't seen either of those as I was saving myself for that film that he promised us 9 years ago. Now that it's…

  • Heavy

    Heavy

    ★★★★½

    The Netflix description is SOOOO full of shit. This is not a story of an insecure heavy set man whose confidence is lifted by the presence of a pretty young woman. It's a story of a disturbed, insecure heavy set man whose inadequacies result in his self destruction. Anyone looking for a feel good romp should steer clear of this one, unless they want to endure the most miserable and uncomfortable experiences of their life. I'm not surprised that this is coming from James Mangold, the director of Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line, and Logan.

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  • Memento

    Memento

    ★★★★★

    Dear Christopher Nolan,

    I was rewatching Memento the other day and this question kept popping into my head: "Why aren't you making movies like these anymore"? That's not to say that you're recent outings suck by any means, but if there is one major flaw that I have with them, it's that they've got nothing on this. What made Memento so great is that you were able to tell a mature and effective crime thriller without having to ponder to…

  • A Simple Plan

    A Simple Plan

    ★★★★

    A Simple Plan is an impressive 180 turn from Sam Raimi. It was unfairly compared to Fargo, giving people at the time an excuse to dismiss this little gem. Fargo is the better movie in terms of originality and execution, but I found A Simple Plan to be just as unsettling.

    During winter in a small-town, three buddies accidentally stumble upon 4 million dollars in an abandoned aircraft. Predictably, greed gets the best of these men, driving them to madness,…