A Lonely Place to Die

Posted in Reviews by - Mar 30, 2012
A Lonely Place to Die

This is a great movie.

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Pina

Posted in Reviews by - Mar 23, 2012
Pina

It was clear in the first 10 minutes that I knew nothing about the dance world and I wasn’t going to start understanding anything. The best performances come in the end so don’t worry if you begin to question why your watching this it’s warranted. It felt like this might have been a chance for these dancers to be in a movie and pose for a dramatic talking head scene. I still don’t know who-the-tits Pina is, which is ironic because now I want to know. Too bad I don’t care enough to look into it. The movie fails in …

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The Woman in Black

Posted in Reviews by - Feb 08, 2012
The Woman in Black

Radcliff didn’t remind me of Potter but he’s not believable as a father. A son would not have been my choice as a motivation for Radcliff but as this only takes up a few minutes of screen time I was free to ignore it and replace it with alternative character history. There is a noticeable lack of violence in this movie, as its PG-13 that makes sense, but they fit in one jarring scene with a dieing little girl. The scares were cheap but when it blew its load it did get the hairs on the neck up. I have …

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The Innkeepers

Posted in Reviews by - Feb 08, 2012
The Innkeepers

Sara Paxton’s amusing oddball performance and the charm of an old colonial hotel kept The Innkeepers’ slow pace endearing rather than boring. This movie falls victim to the regular monster-was-scarier-in-the-dark phenomena, but holding on to its scares insured each was genuine. The lack of an all-consuming vomit inducing anus-tearing fear was disappointing. Not ever getting a full explanation of the mythology was frustrating but it still has me thinking about it so I have to commend that.

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Carnage

Posted in Reviews by - Jan 29, 2012
Carnage

Hilarious and torturous. The pacing in this movie is something I noticed and got a kick out of. The pressure was built with smart commentary and patience. Christoph Waltz performance was calculated and the calm malice had me in his corner not too long into it all. I found Kate Winslet to be particularly funny and think she stole the show with some great moments. While Jodie Foster and John C. Reilly are there to ensure shit keeps hitting the fan, they are not as much fun to watch.

Not important but the mirror in the apartment caught my attention. I …

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Shame

Posted in Reviews by - Jan 29, 2012
Shame

I’ll come out and start by saying I don’t think I got this movie. Individual scenes impressed me, the ballsest pick up of life in particular, but I didn’t feel it came together in the end. I didn’t buy Fassbender and Mulligan’s relationship as siblings. Incestuous? I enjoyed that nothing was explained to the audience; gave the allusion of finding a channel to this man’s life. Of course that’s probably why I didn’t get it, but more than that it gave it a raw feeling. I didn’t see enough shame in Shame, for the majority I felt Fassbender gave a …

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Top 5 in 2012

Posted in Lists by - Jan 27, 2012

Top 5 in 2012

After the Christmas releases we slip back into a slim picking season for new releases. These are the movies I’m most looking forward to this year.

1. The Dark Knight Rises – July 20

There is enough hype for the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s batman trilogy that I don’t need to add to it. I’ll come out and say it there is a nagging fear that this movie wont be able to live up to all the hype… but that can’t be true.

2. World War Z – December 21

With a December release I’ll be waiting on this one for …

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