Free Birds (2013) – Quirky fun

Apparently turkeys are pretty damn funny. At least when they’re in the hands of the right people. Director Jimmy Hayward seems to have interesting taste, starting in film as an animator for Pixar before directing Horton Hears a Who! and Jonah Hex. He is credited with the screenplay alongside, even more bizarrely, Kevin Smith collaborator… Continue reading Free Birds (2013) – Quirky fun

Mutant Girls Squad (2010) – Great exploitations

I must admit, I’m quite partial to these Japanese splatter films. This one is probably one of the more plot driven ones out there, which might not be saying a lot. But, as in any case, the plot is mostly there to string a bunch of awesomely ludicrous action and effects scenes together. And boy,… Continue reading Mutant Girls Squad (2010) – Great exploitations

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) is one hell of a place

This is a beast of a film, with intertwining stories of three protagonists playing out across a large time frame. Writer and director Derek Cianfrance hasn’t made things easy for himself here, biting off a lot. Fortunately the production chews through it pretty well, and events play out at a deliberate pace broken by occasional… Continue reading The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) is one hell of a place