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Posts by Joe Martinez

“Sightseers” -Best Film of 2013 So Far

  I love dark comedies and the British really know how their stuff with this genre.  Sightseers was recently put into limited release and On Demand here in the US and it’s my favorite film of ...

‘Upstream Color’ is Off Balance but Worthy

Upstream Color is fascinating but flawed.  The first 30 minutes are just incredible. That Act 1 is utterly original and it sets an intriguing tone for a very strange and haunting film. Those initial scenes are ...

‘Room 237′ All Talk and No Play Makes For A Very Dull Doc

Now I was pretty sure Room 237 was right in my zone. A documentary about people with conspiracy theories revolving around the amazing film The Shining (one of my all time favorites) sounded perfect.  It just ...

‘Wrong’ is a Whole Lot of Wonderful Weird

Wrong is a ‘Love It or Hate It’ kind of film, much like Rubber writer/director Quentin Dupeiux’s other film and I imagine all his films to come. For me, the weirder the better so I loved ...

‘Oz the Great and Powerful’-Please Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain-Grab Bag Review

Dang, what a stinker! Oz the Great and Powerful was painful to watch. If I had flipped onto this movie on TV I would have shut it off within about 10 minutes. It held no real appeal ...

‘Side Effects’ May Include Cinematic Satisfaction-Grab Bag Review

Yes! This film got the dopamine flowing in my brain. This is an almost perfectly made Hollywood film.  Side Effects is a character-driven, very contemporary story that has maturity but also some unexpectedly classic cinematic turns.  ...

‘Warm Bodies’ -A Nice Little Necrophilia Film- Grab Bag Review

Warm Bodies has a perfect timed premise of a 20ish  zombie slacker boy who falls in love with a zombie-fighting survivor girl. Zombie culture is still going strong; even though the fad might have peaked a ...

‘Save the Date’ is Worth a Date- Review

Save the Date is an independent film that came out in theaters and On Demand this month. I watched it at home and it was a breath of fresh air from all the raunchy Com Roms ...