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AFF Review: Jack Perez's Horror Comedy 'Some Guy Who Kills People'

Some Guy Who Kills People Review

You can't have an effective tale of revenge without a nice helping of spilled blood, but who's to say all that bloodletting has to be followed by a grittiness or darkness that brings it into some sense of reality? That's precisely what the people behind Some Guy Who Kills People believe. They've crafted a film whose tongue has been pushed all the way through its cheek, is wagging at its audience, and daring them not to laugh. Here's a hint, though. You will be laughing a good deal. But Some Guy Who Kills isn't laugh/slash/laugh on repeat. The film has a good deal of heart. These three elements, along with an impressive cast

 Posted October 27 in Austin FF, Opinions, Review | Comments

AFF Review: Sean Durkin's Tense Drama 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

Martha Marcy May Marlene Review

Filmmaker Sean Durkin builds his debut cinematic house that is Martha Marcy May Marlene with unsettling hallways, firm base, and a precision in the walls he pulls from his actors to create a magnificent work of dream and disquiet. Aided by the punch of its fine actors, the film proves what a gifted storyteller can bring to the simple technique of creatively shooting fine actors delivering powerful dialogue. It's a stunning film about being lost, about the myth of normalcy, and the horrors that come when the shadowed predators who take advantage reveal themselves. Elizabeth Olsen in the starring role gives a memorable

 Posted October 22 in Austin FF, Opinions, Review | Comments

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