I use this to rate and keep track of all the films that I watch. Please do not expect proper film reviews. This is a Tumblr, for fuck's sake. I love independent films so if you have any under the radar films you'd like to recommend, please tell me. Also, if you don't agree with any of my reviews, try and be civil about it. I absolutely respect and even appreciate any conflicting opinions and like most people, I am capable of completely changing my mind about any film that i've seen.

This is Martin Bonner (Chad Hartigan, 2013) 4/5

What’s great about this film is that it’s about two middle-aged men, who seems like the last two people in the world you would want to watch a film about, leading not very exciting lives in a film without an apparent conflict, climax, or resolution and devoid of any huge realizations or epiphanies. It has no selling point really, other than it’s a good film about real people, and you know what? That has always been enough. It’s about people who have made certain mistakes or choices in their lives and are now dealing with the consequences of those actions and just trying their best to lead better lives and be better people. I like that we don’t necessarily see or know everything that has happened in the past although some of it is stated or implied, but mostly we just have the present situation to draw conclusions from. Great screenplay(their lunch date with Travis’ daughter was my favorite), terrific performances and over-all impressive effort fromĀ Chad Hartigan who I think has made the biggest leap among the mumblecore crowd in terms of maturity and confidence in his craft.

  1. chadhartigan said: Thanks so much for watching!
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