The majority of this site, for better or worse, is to watch and talk about the shittiest movies on the planet or, more importantly, hold a SHITFEST which people seem to enjoy. I also tend to prefer stuff off the radar – like independent films to talk about, because the big mainstream blockbusters are usually covered by other people and what could I say that would be a draw that hasn’t already been said (thus the point of the Half Ass Reviews feature). Also – I think I’m known for making posts about movies that have nothing to do with the movie in question, but, occasionally, I do come across something good and feel obligated to report on it – mainstream or not – and this is one of those things. I absolutely loved this fucker and, if it wasn’t for IT FOLLOWS, this would be my favorite film of the year so far.
Since I care about you, Most Beloveds, let’s get something straight. We all know that my favorite type of movie is something with a load of blood and loads of boobs – sure – got it. But I also like things like this. This movie is slow and takes place in a small town. There’s no action, so to speak and it’s really character driven. There’s no boobs and it takes its deliberate time to get to the point. I don’t know if anyone ever watched BAD TURN WORSE after I talked about it but, if you liked that movie, you’re sure to like this one. Aside from the excellent acting, even from the pumpkin-ish Bruce Dern : ) the plot and story is excellent and I just loved it.Much like BAD TURN WORSE, or even RED ROCK WEST or AFTER DARK, MY SWEET, a plan is set in motion and things continue to get considerably worse as the story rolls on – but – in this movie we get thrown a second story – involving a missing package and it’s really just kind of fucking awesome how the two stories intertwine and finish up together. Top Hats off to the director and writer (as well as the cast and DP) – this is an excellent product that I’ll watch over and over again.
Again – before my Most Beloved spends their hard earned money on this – this is a “small town crime” movie – there’s no explosions and slow motion hip-hop dancers gyrating around. This is slow and purposeful and deliberate. For a movie without boobs and blood, this is my kind of thing, all the way. Loved it!