80s, Child Killers, Drama, Horror, Horror?, Movies

River’s Edge (1986)

River’s Edge In a small Northern California town, high schooler John has just strangled and killed his girlfriend, Jamie. John is not horrified, ashamed, or even phased by this act. Quite the opposite. He seems almost proud of it, in fact. So proud that he immediately tells his friends what he did and takes them […]

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Drama, Modern, Movies, Short

Faithful (2017)

Faithful Lauren’s marriage to her husband Ron has hit a rough patch. Ron’s not happy about the long hours needed in order for Lauren to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. Desperate to try to reconnect to her spouse, Lauren quits school to focus on her marriage. But Ron seems to have already checked […]

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Drama, Modern, Movies, Mystery, Short, Thriller

Taken In (2020)

Taken In Brad stands in his kitchen, drinking his way through a whole bottle of wine and making dinner. In the course of cutting some vegetables he hurts himself (probably due to drinking a whole bottle of wine), breaks a dish and says a few choice words. He figures life sucks and shit happens. But […]

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Action, Drama, Modern, Mook, music

The Ice Road (2021) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

No, this is not a movie adaptation of History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, though it is about as realistic. Twenty-six miners end up trapped in a Manitoba diamond mine after a methane pocket explodes. With the miners running out of air, local companies and the Canadian government attempt to send in three wellheads to […] […]

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70's, Drama, Romance

Harold and Maude (1971) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I don’t watch much in the way of romance movies. It’s one of those genres I have a major blindspot for, like teen movies or dance movies not about break dancers in the 1980s. Hell, I’ve seen more episodes of Manimal than I have some of these genres, and there’s only eight of those. Why […]

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Child Killers, Drama, Horror, Modern, Movies, Revenge

Daddy’s Little Girl (2012)

Derek Riley is the proud papa of an adorable six-year-old little girl named Georgia. Georgia is sweet and kind and is clearly Derek’s whole world. So it’s little surprise that her tragic kidnapping and subsequent death at the hands of an unknown assailant sends him into a tailspin. Six months after Georgia’s death, Derek is […]

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70's, Drama, Mook, Revenge

Scum (1979) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I watch a surprising amount of prison movies. It’s not that I have any special affinity towards prison, but the setting makes for an easy method to tell tales of violence, drama, and survival against harsh odds often imposed by other people. Prison makes for an exploitative arena, though the films that focus on it, […]

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60s, Comedy, Dance Dance Dance, Drama, Movies, music, Romance

Wild Guitar (1962)

This movie is actually less exciting than that horrible poster makes it out to be. Motorcycle riding, poor Elvis impersonator and idol wannabe Bud Eagle arrives in California looking for his big break in the music industry. Of course he gets it (and his dream girl), but along the way has to deal with a […]

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