Category Archives: Movies Watched In 2015

Slowing It Way Down: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015)

I haven’t watched or thought about a film in the past five months as much as I have The Hateful Eight. I’ve seen it four times now and considering it’s length, it’s weight and it’s ambition, that’s a pretty substantial amount … Continue reading

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Thinking Comes Later: Inherent Vice (2014)

Paul Thomas Anderson is like a god to me. I know I’m not at the only one to feel that way. Anderson is to us what I imagine Scorsese was to cinephiles of the 70s and 80s. He’s one of … Continue reading

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Bridge of Spies (2015)

The great pleasure of Bridge of Spies is watching a bunch of really talented people doing their job exceptionally well. The first hour of the movie you’re reminded that, yes, Steven Spielberg knows exactly how to direct a movie. By … Continue reading

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River’s Edge (1986)

In what is surely one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated American movies of the 80s, a psychopathic teen murders his girlfriend and casually tells all his friends about it causing the group to slowly splinter and self-destruct. River’s Edge … Continue reading

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Tangerine (2015)

I like the comparisons to Crank this movie keeps stirring up. It’s not the obvious companion piece but once someone has said it you can’t think of a better film to pair it up with. Tangerine is super kinetic and … Continue reading

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Ghosts…of the Civil Dead (1988)

This is one of those movies that just chills you to the bone. John Hillcoat’s first film is part documentary, part dystopian prison drama and part horror flick. Anchored on a script that features contributions from the great Nick Cave … Continue reading

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Blood Rage (1987)

A typical yet fun 80s slasher movie that boasts a terrific character performance from Louise Lasser. Lasser cropped up in an eclectic bunch of films in the 80s and she is always memorable in them. Here she plays a troubled … Continue reading

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