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True Romance

True Romance

Watching True Romance in the theater back in 1993, I felt like I was experiencing a different kind of cinema. One that challenged the senses and took dialogue to a...
El Camino

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Did we really need the Jesse Pinkman post-Breaking Bad story? Seriously. After a beloved five-season series wrapped up in what felt like a very satisfactory manner...
Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

There is a weird, rambling quality to Bad Time at the El Royale. As if the title and the 140-minute runtime weren't enough of a clue, its feels like in a perfect...
Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

Remember back in the day when all indie movies were about small crimes? Like every single film involved someone heisting or robbing or generally shooting something...
Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark

Man, I’m super-torn about Hold the Dark. Well, not torn so much as confused. It’s a literally dark movie filled with symbolism and lots and lots of wolf stuff that...
Baby Driver

Baby Driver

I remember first seeing the trailer for this movie and thinking to myself, "Goddamn if they didn't make a movie straight out of my brain." It had everything I like about...
Super Dark Times

Super Dark Times

I seem to have fallen into this weird place with my viewing habits of late. Super Dark Times continues my odd trend of unintentionally picking television shows and movies starring...
Contraband

Contraband

If you, like me, had a strong sense of déjà vu watching the first 15 minutes of this film, you'll know that the feeling of being a crazy person isn't unwarranted. Because...
Deception

Deception

What utter garbage this film was. Oddly it's not completely dissimilar from another mediocre film I saw recently called Following, but this one is even more predictable...
Eastern Promises

Eastern Promises

Naked Viggo; I'm sure my mom would be excited to see "the blouse man" doing roundhouse kicks and eye gouges with a couple Russian mobsters while in the buff. Me, not...
No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men

Who would have thought a guy with a Raggedy Andy haircut could be so menacing? Javier Bardem as the maniacal hitman/killer in No Country for Old Men makes the Terminator...
A History of Violence

A History of Violence

I'm going to make a weird comparison here. Actually, it's not that weird; more like a little bit awkward. This movie reminds me of a poorly recorded good album. It's...
Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Lock stock and two smoking Snatches. Yeah, you heard me, bloke! This whole Brit gangster movie has become a bloody genre. The nice part is that it's a genre that doesn't...
Sin City

Sin City

Let's start this off with the admission that I don't know anything about graphic novels. Shit, I still called 'em comics until about eight words ago. I seem to recall...
Collateral

Collateral

I kind of had an idea that I wouldn't love this movie. I kinda knew all of the hype surrounding Jamie Foxx (who, by the way, sports the name of what sounds like a porn...
Training Day

Training Day

Rating:  King Kong ain't got nothing on me! Whatever. Never have I heard such drivel from Academy Award nominated performance. Shit, any idiot can play...
Insomnia

Insomnia

Rating:  I had wanted to see this film when it was out in the theater, but I never got around to it. I'm sure there were holidays, or late nights at ...
Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast

Rating:  It is amazing that there can be so many movies with the exact same plot. In fact, the last movie I reviewed, Heist, also fell into the same ...