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  1. Linda Partridge: And you fucking call me lady? Shame on you. Shame on you. Shame on both of you!

– Quote from Magnolia 2 years ago

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  • Thanatomorphose

    Thanatomorphose (2012)

    March 19, 2014

    How does one review a film like Thanatomorphose? It's not a film you can really categorize . It doesn't follow any logic, just the nightmare fueling imagery and bleak atmosphere it creates. It's simple, a woman has empty sex and then literally rots to death. That's it. However, the whole experience is unforgettable, even if you might want to forget it. It's gruesome and depressing and I couldn't stop watching it. It's unbearable in it's dread, and the makeup effects are disgustingly brilliant. I can only recommend it to fans of experimental horror with strong stomachs. Oh, and I could never watch it again.

  • Kill Your Darlings

    Kill Your Darlings (2013)

    March 18, 2014

    Sexy and dangerous, Kill Your Darlings may not have a ton of depth, but Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe set the screen ablaze. While John Krokidas infuses the story with delicious dark and brooding style.

  • Contracted

    Contracted (2013)

    March 18, 2014

    Contracted is just a flat out deliciously wild spiral into body horror that's never less than entertaining, and ultimately a clever twist on a popular sub-genre.

  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips (2013)

    March 17, 2014

    Finally Paul Greengrass can make a visually coherent film without frenetic editing and indecipherable on screen action. Captain Phillips is a tense and involving thriller, featuring one of Tom Hanks greatest performances. I'm still confused as to why Barkhad Abdi got so much praise though.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

    March 17, 2014

    A huge improvement over the first entry of this popular series. Catching Fire is brilliant for the first half of its running time, being endlessly engrossing and dramatically involving. Then the games start and the flame diminishes a tad. However, I would take this over Twilight any day.

  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave (2013)

    March 17, 2014

    Certainly not the best picture of last year, 12 Years A Slave is nonetheless a harrowing and powerful tale of one man's true story of survival and injustice. Never flinching from the brutal atrocities of slavery, this is a solid film that's worth the endurance. If only once. And whether it's pretentious or important (or both) is up to the viewer, but this is still film making of the highest order.

  • Gravity

    Gravity (2013)

    March 17, 2014

    An astonishing feat in raising the bar of the cinematic experience. Gravity, with all its literally awe-inspiring special effects and heart stopping suspense, could have ended up being a hollow, soulless, experience. Fortunately, in the hands of now Oscar winning director Alfonso Cuaron and co-writer/son Jonas Cuaron, the director infuses the proceedings with emotional feeling and thought provoking themes of our place in this vast universe. This is also further elevated thanks in part to Sandra Bullock's wonderful performance, always captivating, and carrying the film almost entirely on her shoulders. Ultimately, Gravity is a modern classic, near-masterpiece, which gets better with each viewing, and solidifies Alfonso Cuaron as one of todays greatest film makers.

  • The Den

    The Den (2014)

    March 15, 2014

  • In Fear

    In Fear (2014)

    March 11, 2014

  • U Want Me 2 Kill Him?

    U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014)

    March 10, 2014

    Brilliant stuff. Jaw dropping ending.

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