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HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH [2014]

Directed by Madellaine Paxson Written by Eddie Guzelian Starring: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland Blood Punch is a nice blend of horror and dark comedy… and romance, as the story revolves around a dangerous love-triangle. The plot seems simple enough, but this film…

STALKHER [2015]

Directed by John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax Written by Kris Maric Starring: John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax, Alan Finney,Robert Coleby John Jarratt (best known as Mick from the Wolf Creek films) brings us this small Aussie independent film that is now available to stream online. It…

GOLDSTONE [2016]

  Directed by Ivan Sen Written by Ivan Sen Starring: Aaron Pedersen, Jacki Weaver, Kate Beahan, Pei-Pei Cheng, Max Cullen, Alex Russell and David Gulpilil First off, a shout out to Jason King from Salty Popcorn, his claim of this being the best western since…

THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE [2015]

This film wasn’t available anywhere when I wrote this, it is now on Netflix. Check out this low budget masterpiece!!   Directed and Wrritten by  Perry Blackshear Starring: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Ying Drake I was lucky enough to see this film as…

THE NICE GUYS [2016]

Directed by Shane Black Written by Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe share excellent chemistry in this highly amusing ‘buddy-cop’ mystery, which unfolds in such a bizarre manner…

THE BLUE ROOM (La chambre bleue) [2014]

Originally written for: Directed by Mathieu Amalric Written by Stéphanie Cléau (screenplay), Mathieu Amalric (screenplay), Georges Simenon (novel) Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau I first saw Matthieu Amalric in Roman Polanski’s last film, which oddly enough can be compared to this film in…

THE HATEFUL EIGHT [2015]

Directed and Written by Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth Since he rocked the film world with Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino has consistently carved out a unique position for…

MR. HOLMES [2015]

Directed by Bill Condon, Written by Mitch Cullin (novel), Jeffrey Hatcher (screenplay) Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Milo Parker I came into this movie knowing very little. I read one short review over at Natalie’s great blog, and that was all. Additionally, I…

HUMAN CAPITAL (Il capitale umano) [2014]

Directed by Paolo Virzì, Written by Stephen Amidon (novel), Paolo Virzì, Francesco Bruni and Francesco Piccolo (screenplay) Starring: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedesch, Fabrizio Gifuni, Valeria Golino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Guglielmo Pinelli This stylish Italian film begins with a scene that the movie will orbit…

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY [2014]

Directed By Hossein Amini, Written by Hossein Amini (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel) Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac The plot and the acting/characters save this movie, as it could have been incredibly bland. To be fair though, it is very much a throwback…

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