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navajo joe
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"Standoff at Sparrow Creek (Dunham, 2018)"


  

          

Best film I've seen in a LONG time. I honestly think this is better than Reservoir Dogs which is probably the film most will compare it to. But it is a far more grounded film and all the better for it.

It owes a heavy debt to Mamet and even has shades Shane Carruth's Primer's visual aesthetic. Every frame is a painting and the performances are uniformly fantastic especially James Badge Dale who does the vast majority of the heavy lifting. It's a pulse-pounding thriller that actually makes your heart pound in your chest. It's a monster of a debut film and I'm in for anything Dunham does next.

Oh and it has one of the best trailers of the year too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu8cfNMu99Y

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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damn, it was between Destroyer and this one for me this week
Jan 21st 2019
1
if you can see this in the theaters definitely do it
Jan 21st 2019
4
      I'm a sucker for LA crime movies but it was good
Jan 22nd 2019
5
this was damn good from beginning to end.
Jan 21st 2019
2
my pleasure, glad you dug it!
Jan 21st 2019
3
This is the third time I've heard of the film this week....
Jan 22nd 2019
6
saw it last night, thanks for making this post! (mild spoilers)
Jan 23rd 2019
7
I thought it was damn great.
Oct 13th 2019
8

benny
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1. "damn, it was between Destroyer and this one for me this week"
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went to see Destroyer (loved it) but I might try to catch this one if it stays another week. Always enjoy James Badge Dale, he should be in more things

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navajo joe
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4. "if you can see this in the theaters definitely do it"
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i would in a heartbeat

how was Destroyer?

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
-Bree Newsome Bass

  

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benny
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Tue Jan-22-19 09:39 AM

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5. "I'm a sucker for LA crime movies but it was good"
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>how was Destroyer?

Kidman is astounding, but the whole cast does heavy lifting. And there's a couple nods to Heat, including an impromptu heist, that reminded me I need to check for Kusama more

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For the record, my teams:
MLB: Mets / Soccer: PSG
NCAA BB: Arizona / NCAA FB: Michigan
NBA: Spurs / NFL: Jets
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"Si la meuf est bien physiquement, je ne refuserai pas grand chose"

  

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Reeq
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Mon Jan-21-19 08:04 PM

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2. "this was damn good from beginning to end."
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one of the more perfect casting jobs on recent memory.

thanks for the heads up. i didnt even know it existed til this post.

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navajo joe
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3. "my pleasure, glad you dug it! "
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yeah i have been recommending this to my film friends since Friday.

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
-Bree Newsome Bass

  

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rorschach
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Tue Jan-22-19 07:01 PM

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6. "This is the third time I've heard of the film this week...."
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It's on the watch list.
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benny
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7. "saw it last night, thanks for making this post! (mild spoilers)"
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it took me a bit to get into it, but I reaaaally dug the atmospherics (at one point I was even wondering if there was a dystopian element to the story, I mean there kinda is when it comes to militias but you know what I mean, when they learn what is going on outside). Great staging of these confrontations, and a fantastic use of dark cinematography, as well as sound design. The payoff was really worth it, even if part of me was wondering when this damn standoff was gonna happen haha

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For the record, my teams:
MLB: Mets / Soccer: PSG
NCAA BB: Arizona / NCAA FB: Michigan
NBA: Spurs / NFL: Jets
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"Si la meuf est bien physiquement, je ne refuserai pas grand chose"

  

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will_5198
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8. "I thought it was damn great."
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taut (129 minutes!) and moved with great pace. the premise is very relevant these days -- unfortunately -- and the script/cinematography worked very well together.

you can rent it for $1 on Amazon Prime right now (seems to be a deal every several months).

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