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Gravity (2013)

Despite the overwhelming positivism, both in reviews and ratings and award show gold, “Gravity” suffers from the same nausea ad infinitum that often relegates it to little more than a snappily dressed carny barker inviting the wanderer to navigate the tent poles of what will become a scattered visit to theater of the absurd. Continue reading

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Killer Joe (2011)

It is Friedkin’s mannered pursuit of the macabre in his 2011 socio-pathetic amorality tale Killer Joe that elicits gut wrenching contractions, disarming the viewer to uneasy laughter that feels wrong for all the wrong reasons. The collateral damage does not end right away but lingers like nuclear fallout to poison all those who come after. Killer Joe excels at depravity for the sake of sick humor, blanketing terror in makeshift excuses that, because the real is strained through an excess of absurdity, bad judgment and dumb decisions are rendered palatable, even socially accessible when they are anything but. Continue reading

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Crazy, Stupid Love (2011) Blu-ray

Crazy, Stupid, Love is decisively straight forward and surprisingly well-mannered for a film about the turbulence of people in love and the collateral damage of romance. That’s where the filmmakers ultimately succeed, gathered around familiar heartache with their characters, sharing the collective bumps and stumbles of Crazy, Stupid, Love. Continue reading

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