Post Tagged with: “Michael Parks”

TSR Blog: ‘Tusk’ as Failed Dark Comedy

TSR Blog: ‘Tusk’ as Failed Dark Comedy

The following contains spoilers to Tusk.  Dark comedy is a rich blend of pathos and macabre, and one that requires a tactful balance to be of good taste. (I’m trying to make this analogy, and yet I do not drink coffee.) For a dark comedy to work in a film, the time spent enriching a character has to be a […]

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Tusk

Tusk

Cast: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Guy LaPointe
Running Time: 1 hr 42 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 19, 2014 (Chicago)

Final Score: 5/10

Reviewed by Nick Allen

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TSR Exclusive: ‘We Are What We Are’ Interview with Co-writer/Director Jim Mickle

TSR Exclusive: ‘We Are What We Are’ Interview with Co-writer/Director Jim Mickle

Based on a cult favorite 2010 Mexican film of the same name, We Are What We Are is a brooding genre film from co-writer/director Jim Mickle about family traditions. For a vampirical family made of actors Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, and Julia Garner, their tradition happens to be cannibalism. When bones start trickling into a small town’s river supply, a […]

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Red State

Red State

Cast: Michael Parks, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Kyle Gallner, Michael Angarano
Running Time: 1 hr 29 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: September 1, 2011 (VOD)/September 23, 2011 (theatrical)

Final Score: 6/10

Reviewed by Shane T. Nier

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