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Movie Reviews: Schizo+ Juggernaut+ Kill The Messenger+ Bone Tomahawk+ Howl+ Dream House 🖊⚔

Schizo (1976)

Lynne Frederick stars in this terrible 70s 'horror'. This is not a deeply psychological insight. There are 70s perms and clothes and this was not textured work. This was not well conceived and not thought provoking.


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Juggernaut (1974)

Richard Harris and Omar Sharif star in this inane action film that isn't even marginally good. This is full of trite banalities.


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Kill The Messenger (2014)

Jeremy Renner stars in this true story of doomed reporter Gary Webb who broke a massive story and who had his career and life ruined as a result. Ray Liotta, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia, Richard Schiff, Robert Patrick and Dan Futterman star in this tale of the war on drugs.


Gary Webb is a crusading reporter and learns of a government/narco connection. He has a moral purpose and haunting ferocious unflinching righteous wrath. Gary is deliberately provoking as he uncovers an unconscionable wrong. Things are darkly implied. There is a web of complicity. Gary's wet blanket nagging wife sighs as corrosive social consequences rain down on Gary. There are unanswered terrifying quesitons about the story and Gary's eventual death.


This is mesmerising and full of down beat imagery. Did the governement perpetrate acts? Gary questions the intent of those in power. When he broke the story Gary was well respected but vigorous detractors ruin his career and reputation. Gary's stand against lies sees him rise to prominence as he reveals unwelcome truths with unflinching honesty.


Oliver North, cocaine, crack, the CIA and the Contras are all involved. There are indisputable facts and Gary has indignation and is worryingly intent on the truth. The conspiracy he uncovers causes one to be sufficently intrigued. The public are deliberately misled about Gary's ethics and sources and writing. Did someone determine that Gary would have no future? There are major implications.


Gary gets warnings to drop the story that become commands and later threats. Gary Webb's story was online in 1996 despite him working for a tiny newspaper: the San Jose Mercury News. The story explodes. Clinton is POTUS. Webb is declared journlist of the year. Old actual news footage is seen. Gary heads to ruination as collegues and coworkers turn on him instead of investigating his story.


He is sent to a new workplace. How did he get his motorbike there? He stews in rage. Liotta has a cameo and is a one scene wonder as a CIA source. Gary is disgraced and discredited so he punches glass and screams. This was excellent. Gary has an imagine spot and makes a speech. His story is ignored. In 1998 the CIA more or less admitted he was right, but that was ignored due to the Lewinsky scandal. In 2004, Gary Webb died of an alleged suicide. What happened to him was horrible.


Best Lines:

“Ran out of inches.”


“That's amazing parenting.”


“You hang out with some insanely bad people.”


“He looks friendly.”


“Allged crack dealer.”


“National Security and crack cocaine in the same sentence. Does that not sound strange to you?”


“Raining coke.”


“Not in jail for eternity.”


“Too true to tell.”


“Reckless, often wrong.”


“Looking at me like I'm crazy!”


“Can't undo it.”


“You stand accused.”


“He's a fraud so is his story.”


“There has never been a conspiracy in this country.”


“Fight some evil empire.”


“Made nice with radicals.”


“Mattered in a scary way.”


“People knew it.”


“Owed an explanation.”


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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox star in this terrible cannibal western.


Best Line:

“It's ominious.”


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Howl (2015)

This UK horror sees idiots on a train meanced by werewolves. This has cheap set design, Sean Pertwee as the dead star walking, bad acting and laughably bad makeup that looks sub par 'Jackanory'.


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Dream House (2011)

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz star as a couple who live in a murder house. Or do they? This SUCKED.

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