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Movie Review: Blood Father (2016) *Mad Mel*

Mel Gibson, Blood Father

I have not seen a Mel Gibson film in 14 years (not since Signs).  In those 14 years, Gibson directed The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto, went racisty insane, and got backhanded by pretty much the entire world. Gibson has made a few small movies since he’s been back, and is planning to direct a sequel to The Passion of the Christ focusing on The Resurrection, but Blood Father is getting a lot of critical acclaim, so I decided to give it a chance. Continue reading Movie Review: Blood Father (2016) *Mad Mel*

Movie Review: Hell or High Water (2016) *A Heist Movie For Our Times*

Hell or High Water, Ben Foster, Chris Pine

The heist movie is a classic staple of American cinema.  Bonnie & Clyde, Heat, Ocean’s 11, Inception, really when you think about it is a heist movie, and so on.  There’s something about the have-nots taking from those who have that’s intrinsically American.  Hell or High Water isn’t just a great heist film/crime drama.  It’s a film born out of an America that hates financial institutions.  The great majority of us in debt, fighting liens, repossessions, and looking on while the same companies that inundate us with statements get bailouts.  There’s some graffiti sprayed on the wall early in the film in a dusty town in West Texas that reads “3 Tours in Iraq; no bailout for me.”  This is the America in which the Howard brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) begin their bank robbing spree. Continue reading Movie Review: Hell or High Water (2016) *A Heist Movie For Our Times*