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Cut Bank (2014)

Cut Bank (2014)

Cut Bank    03 Apr 2015

R 93 minReleased

IMDB: 6.1/10 909 votes

This small movie comes to us this month, Cut Bank, and for what it’s worth, weighs in as effective entertainment. It’s a small movie with big stars, or at least recently big stars. John Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton and aged legend Bruce Dern. Oh and uh, Liam Hemsworth, you know, the cut price brother of steroid junkie Chris. Directed by Matt Shakman and produced by Kilburn Media, the cast was no doubt attracted to sign on the ...

The Driver (1978)

The Driver (1978)

The Driver    05 Oct 1978

R 91 minReleased

IMDB: 7.2/10 246 votes

The movie Drive (2011) starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn is a failed rip off of this movie. It takes everything that was cool about this movie and fucks it up. A good example is that in this movie, Ryan O’Neal, unbelievably, out-cools Steve McQueen. A big part of that is because he basically doesn’t say much, at all. When other people speak he just listens intently, these scenes let the story develop ...

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight    30 Dec 2015

R 187 minReleased

IMDB: 7.8/10 528 votes

My biggest beef with this movie is the writing. Entire TV episodes, indeed, entire movies, could be squeezed into the overwrought waste of screen time in this movie where next to nothing happens. 35 minutes of chin wagging in a horse carriage descends to the 95 minute mark where the gassy dialogue continues inside the cabin. Then comes a ‘twist’ that confirms that the entire movie up until that point was redundant. It’s almost like the ...