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Stoker

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This movie is fascinating. In all aspects. It has an American Gothic type feel to it that pervades the whole movie. The cinematography is always fascinating to watch and the sound design is really striking. As an overall assessment, director Chan-wook Park nails it. Also, for being Wentworth Miller’s first produced script, it’s an impressive one. The leading cast also impresses. I mean, Nicole Kidman can play the crazy mother all day every day, so that was great. Matthew Goode is ungodly creepy, and Mia Wasikowska uses her quiet intensity really well in this. This is a dark, twisted, coming of age story that I highly recommend.

8.5/10

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Posted by on March 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Buzzard

MV5BMTQ1MDA5NjUxN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjAwMDg5MzE@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_AL_Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out. (IMDb)

I’m all for indie low budget. What I’m not for is indie low budget with no plot. Well, there is a plot, it’s just minuscule and meandering. There’s also a lot of long takes that weren’t interesting. I’m sorry, I just don’t find watching somebody disgustingly eat a giant plate of spaghetti for four solid minutes entertaining. There are some humorous moments, and I commend Joshua Burge for just going for it, but I just didn’t find this enjoyable.

2/10

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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