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  • Mainstream



    You gotta be dumb to be smart.

    An artistically shot indie dramedy with an interesting concept and unique characters, featuring some hilarious and thought provoking dialogue. The editing is a little over the top, but doesn't take away from the genuine, youtube-like camera work. Andrew Garfield is brilliant in this film. He understood the role, and how important his ability to captivate an audience would be to this character. His wild antics are charming and hilarious, as he seemingly just…

  • Things Heard & Seen

    Things Heard & Seen


    A slow burning horror drama with a slight spin on the usual haunted house storyline. There were moments where action packed events were shown off camera or not at all, which left a lot to be desired as far as visuals. There were some nice shots of the scenery, but other than that the camera work was below average.

    The supporting cast were all sufficient, but Amanda Seyfried was exceptional. She was able to assist the already well written screenplay,…

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  • Above Suspicion

    Above Suspicion


    A strangely scored crime thriller that follows a strict plot formula, with some very low moments in the editing and cinematography departments. The grey coloring helps convey the film's tone, but it also takes away from the visuals, which is disappointing considering the beautiful location in the Appalachian Mountains. The music is awkwardly timed with conflicting vibes, making the overall aesthetic of the movie pretty dull. Director, Phillip Noyce went with a curious structure using text to identify locations, which…

  • Falling



    Being a fairy outweighs whatever you think you've done to serve your country

    A smoothly edited emotional drama with a daring, creative structure that helps tell the story of a gay man's relationship with his homophobic, elderly father through the years. Viggo Mortensen makes his writing and directing debut in a film he scored and starred in. This is remarkable to me, especially considering that he did each of his jobs with such grace and professionalism, for the most part.…

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines


    A hilarious, exciting animated comedy with brilliant artwork brought to life by fantastic direction and a world class voice-over cast. The story-line is completely original for this type of film and all of the plot points are remarkably creative. This movie has it all. A heartfelt message, hilarious and original characters, and visuals that will keep you engaged throughout. The dynamics between characters were as developed as an award winning, live action drama film. I typically don't expect much out…

  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat


    An absolutely brutal superhuman/fighting movie that delivers on everything it promises to video game fans and followers of the franchise. The dialogue is weak, the acting is okay, and the character development is saved for Cole Young, but that's not what you're buying here and most of us know that. The choreography is incredibly detailed, allowing every fight scene to be shot perfectly. It's necessary to state that I feel like there was the perfect amount of fighting in this…