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Only God Forgives photo
July 26, 2013 | movie reviews

Only God Forgives

Sean Kilpatrick

Note to critics: Nicolas Winding Refn is your better.

This Is The End (Spoiler Alert: Even Hipsters Can Love It) photo
July 19, 2013 | movie reviews

This Is The End (Spoiler Alert: Even Hipsters Can Love It)


I’ve been shocked by reactions to This Is The End on two separate occasions. The first was after I’d seen the movie (three times) and a male acquaintance was shocked that a girl would even like it,

Adam Novy on Plot: Skyfall photo
June 4, 2013 | movie reviews

Adam Novy on Plot: Skyfall

Adam Novy

Some thoughts on the plot of the newest Bond movie, Skyfall.

A Place Beyond the Pines (2013) photo
April 17, 2013 | movie reviews

A Place Beyond the Pines (2013)


Derek Cianfrance’s intense crime drama A Place Beyond The Pines affected me in a way that a movie hasn’t in a long time. Just like his previous film, Blue Valentine, I couldn’t stop thinking about

Spring Breakers (2013) photo
March 25, 2013 | movie reviews

Spring Breakers (2013)


Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is like every good girl’s fantasy of being bad turned on its head and twisted into her biggest nightmare. Faith (Selena Gomez) has been friends with Candy (Vanessa

Django Unchained (2012) photo
January 9, 2013 | movie reviews

Django Unchained (2012)



Django Unchained was the best movie I saw in 2012  (though Take Shelter and Moonrise Kingdom are a close second and third, respectfully) and certainly should be considered one of director

Rare Exports (Finland, 2010) photo
December 25, 2012 | movie reviews

Rare Exports (Finland, 2010)


I can tell you right now that the visual of thousands of Santas running naked through the Finnish/Russian countryside with murder weapons in hand is basis enough on which to see Rare Exports. This

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012; on DVD now) photo
December 3, 2012 | movie reviews

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012; on DVD now)



Searching for her mother, as well as caring for the people she loves as they battle for survival, the story of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis)  - the main character in Beasts of the Southern

Annie Hall (1977) photo
November 30, 2012 | movie reviews

Annie Hall (1977)


Although Woody Allen (Alvy Singer) might be the most adorable hipster on the face of the planet and I consider his writing/acting/directing to be rather perfect, somehow Diane Keaton (Annie Hall)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) photo
November 16, 2012 | movie reviews

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)


A well-respected, dignified president living a double-life as a slayer of the undead is actually a much more appealing plotline than one would expect. In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Lincoln

Flight (2012) photo
November 9, 2012 | movie reviews

Flight (2012)



Although Flight opens on a full-screen shot of a nipple, it quickly digresses into one of the most intense movie scenes I’ve ever watched on screen. Pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) is

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) photo
November 2, 2012 | movie reviews

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


Rocky Horror Picture Show is probably the biggest piece of bullshit I've ever seen pass as a movie. Besides the fact that it looks like it had the budget of about twelve dollars, there is no plot,

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) photo
October 26, 2012 | movie reviews

Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)


Perks of Being a Wallflower is the very beautiful, slightly tragic, endearing story of diffident, introverted Charlie (Logan Lerman) and his first year of high school as he’s taken under the wings

Sinister (2012) photo
October 19, 2012 | movie reviews

Sinister (2012)


I literally can’t even warn you about what it feels like to see Sinister, other than that it makes you feel like you’re watching a real murder. At the beginning of the film it had the makings of a

The Campaign (2012) photo
October 12, 2012 | movie reviews

The Campaign (2012)


This was the movie that I had been most excited for this summer. I’m most likely Zach Galifianakis’ biggest fan, and I’m not that far off from being Will Ferrell’s either. But, as many hilarious

Easy Rider (1969) photo
September 28, 2012 | movie reviews

Easy Rider (1969)


Easy Rider perfectly displays the counter-culture rebellion of the 1960s. Two hippie bros, Wyatt (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper), ride their motorcycles from Los Angeles to New Orleans in

Dark Horse (2012) photo
September 21, 2012 | movie reviews

Dark Horse (2012)


Okay, so the trailer makes Dark Horse seem like a fun, silly comedy about a man who might not be the most mature guy ever, but seems really likable. About twenty minutes into the film, however, I

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