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KJ Doughton

KJ Doughton
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) After screening The Crash Reel, you will never, ever again delight in televised images of skiers and snowboarders wiping out on the slopes. Guaranteed.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 22, 2013
4/5 88% Starlet (2012) "Starlet" is achingly sad, shrewdly funny, and shockingly honest. ‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 3, 2013
3.5/5 84% Black Dynamite (2009) Black Dynamite scores brownie points for its brilliant, spot-on recreation of grindhouse-era ambiance.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 9, 2009
4/5 68% Grace (2009) Like Bug or Audition, Grace will imprint its uniquely grotesque imagery onto your cerebrum, then dare you to shake it off.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 9, 2009
4/5 67% Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) Director Wirkola obviously knows the zombie genre inside out %u2013 and isn't afraid to pull its innards out farther than they've been pulled before.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2009
4/5 81% We Live in Public (2009) A cinematic shot of Broadband to the brain.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2009
4/4 98% The Life of Reilly (2007) It... holds wrenching emotional power in its naked, warts-and-all history of one man's life...‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 10, 2009
3.5/5 39% Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.) (2007) Its willingness to tackle common, yet squirm-inducing sexual predicaments with blunt, sometimes hysterical wordplay will certainly command attention.‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 2, 2008
3/5 48% Bottle Shock (2008) A gorgeously photographed hybrid of education and entertainment.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 12, 2008
4.5/5 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) He-man headbangers beware: "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" will make you weep like a little girl, or at least tear up like some sissy, emo-band singer.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2008
4.5/5 49% Towelhead (2007) Boasting ten-dimensional characters and the sophisticated juggling of difficult themes, Ball's powerful, complex movie is a must-see.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2008
3/5 72% The Great Buck Howard (2009) "The Great Buck Howard" is lightweight, but in a charming, Capraesque kind of way.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2008
4.5/5 88% Boy A (2007) One of the most gripping, thought provoking dramas ever to ponder crime and punishment.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
3/5 93% Transsiberian (2008) A missionary couple with unresolved marital problems falls prey to corrupt cops and horny heroin smugglers in Transsiberian, a decent thriller that derails only during a preposterous finale.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
4/5 53% Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad) (2007) You'll swear you smell gunpowder during the earthshaking gunfights of "Elite Squad." Forget John Woo's Hong Kong, or Sergio Leone's West. With bullet-slinging gusto, director Jose Padilha ("Bus 174") proudly pronounces Rio de Janeiro the bloodiest onscree‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
4/5 98% Let the Right One In (2008) Alfredson has helmed a classic-in-the-making, with a final set piece that uses visuals in a fresh, inventive, and startling combination that will be talked about for years to come.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
3/5 61% Newcastle (2008) Taken as sheer sensory spectacle, Dan Castle's colorful flick is a "Top Gun" with waves; a "Rocky" with board fins...‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 22, 2008
4/5 96% Chop Shop (2008) The ambiguous fates awaiting Alejandro and Isamar are resonant and unforgettable.‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3.5/5 76% Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) (2007) Some might perceive City of Men as a slow film, while others could reasonably argue that Morelli is taking more time to develop characters.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 25, 2008
4.5/5 98% For the Bible Tells Me So (2007) A gut-wrenching depiction of what truly defines Family Values.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 4, 2007
4.5/5 89% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) 3:10 to Yuma is that rarity -- an action Western pushed into overdrive by its complicated, savvy characters.‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 15, 2007
3/5 50% Cruising (1980) The movie merits viewing consideration.‐ Film Threat
Posted Sep 11, 2007
4/5 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) It's refreshing to see a thriller in which all of this information makes sense, falling into place as pieces of a coherent puzzle.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 31, 2007
94% Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992) The kinetic action set pieces of Hard-Boiled are so tightly-wound, so intense, that they will either exhilarate or scare off action fans bred on the relatively lame offerings provided by major Hollywood studios. ‐ Nitrate Online
Posted Mar 1, 2007
3/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) Jesus Camp will convince you of one thing. Our society is more polarized than ever.‐ Film Threat
Posted Nov 14, 2006
4.5/5 69% Cocaine Cowboys (2006) Cocaine Cowboys is gleefully manipulative -- which is meant as a compliment. Edited for maximum impact, it packs the furious momentum and dramatic punch of a riveting feature film.‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 31, 2006
3/5 88% Man Push Cart (2006) Man Push Cart is that unique, frustrating film that gains brownie points for its immediate, here-and-now ambiance, while losing momentum by prioritizing realism before dramatic force.‐ Film Threat
Posted Oct 3, 2006
4/5 69% Adam's Apples (2007) Adam's Apples slams together good and evil for maximum black-comedy impact.‐ Film Threat
Posted Aug 1, 2006
4/5 68% Brothers of the Head (2006) With Brothers of the Head, Fulton and Pepe have created a fiction film in the spirit of a rock doc, further blurring... the line between live and Memorex.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 4, 2006
3.5/5 84% 13 Tzameti (2005) What a depressing spectacle. But it's the most good-looking, well-acted, tension-filled depressing spectacle you're likely to see any time soon.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 24, 2006
4.5/5 79% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) A snazzy, sensational action ride from big-bang guru Luc Besson.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 6, 2006
4/5 93% The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2006) If you love adventurous cinema, [Cristi] Puiu's transcendent, unique foray into the culture of health care is a must-see.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jun 3, 2006
3/5 73% a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006) A surprisingly clear-eyed, sober account of what it's liked to be embraced by a culture, while loathed by the Powers That Be.‐ Film Threat
Posted May 30, 2006
5/5 90% Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005) Dunn effortlessly smashes the cliché of metal-bands-as-Neanderthal-lunkheads.‐ Film Threat
Posted Mar 13, 2006
100% The Killer (1989) [It] makes The Wild Bunch climax look lethargic by comparison. ‐ Nitrate Online
Posted Feb 3, 2006
3.5/5 68% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) Trading decades of muzzled vitality for a new lease on subversive spirit, Laura Henderson proves that it's never too late to live a little.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jan 9, 2006
4.5/5 82% Derailroaded (2005) As with all great documentaries, Derailroaded challenges its audience to do some heavy soul-searching.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) The best example in recent memory of what happens when an independent-minded director is allowed to exercise his talents with the backing and support of a Hollywood support system.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1/5 78% Bad Santa (2003) The script is grade Z Adam Sandler fare.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 87% Mystic River (2003) A sprawling story that benefits from Eastwood's stripped-down approach. There are no jive talking Tarantino exchanges here, and no crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 78% Sin City (2005) What an electric cast!‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
2.5/5 27% Paycheck (2003) Paycheck is John Woo lite.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 71% Cold Mountain (2003) As he did with The English Patient, director Minghella performs a miraculous juggling act, balancing his epic, sweeping story with the subtleties of character and detail that make Cold Mountain breathe.‐ Film Threat
Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 97% Maria Full of Grace (2004) Deciding whether or not to view this unique glimpse into a seldom seen world should be easy. It's a must-see.‐ Film Threat
Posted Jul 20, 2004
5/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) Kill Bill finds Tarantino at the top of his rebel-rousing game, with both guns blazing and taking no prisoners.‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 24, 2004
2/5 73% Intermission (2003) Crowley's group isn't much fun to spend time with, making viewers yearn for an intermission as his Dublin train wreck unfolds.‐ Film Threat
Posted Apr 17, 2004
5/5 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) Kill Bill finds Tarantino at the top of his rebel-rousing game, with both guns blazing and taking no prisoners. ‐ Nitrate Online
Posted Apr 13, 2004
41% Jersey Girl (2004) Jersey Girl might not be Kevin Smith's most original movie, but it's daring all the same. ‐ Nitrate Online
Posted Apr 5, 2004
2/5 73% Intermission (2003) Crowley's group isn't much fun to spend time with, making viewers yearn for an intermission as his Dublin train wreck unfolds. ‐ Nitrate Online
Posted Mar 30, 2004
3/5 82% Monster (2004) For the millions that pick up the newspaper each night and ask, 'How could someone do such a thing,' Monster provides some answers.‐ Film Threat
Posted Feb 8, 2004