My Friend Dahmer (2017)

My Friend Dahmer
Director: Marc Meyers
Writer: Marc Meyers
Based on: Derf Backderf‘s autobiographical graphic novel
Cast: Ross LynchAlex WolffAnne HecheVincent KartheiserDallas RobertsLiam KoethTommy NelsonHarrison Holzer
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 30.9.2017
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Plot:
Jeffrey Dahmer (Ross Lynch) is a strange boy, an outcast at his school. He spends most of his time dissecting animal carcasses he found and experimenting with them. In his senior year, Jeff discovers that he will get attention if he pretends to be disabled or to have an epilleptic attack. This behavior draws the attention of Derf (Alex Wolff) and his friends (Tommy Nelson, Harrison Holzer) who decide to become the Dahmer fanclub. Jeff is honored, but can’t shake his weirdness that becomes more and more pathological.

My Friend Dahmer feels longer than it is, but in this case, that didn’t bother me at all. I thought it was a strong, thoughtful and smart film.

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Rampart (2011)

Rampart
Director: Oren Moverman
Writer: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Ben Foster, Cynthia Nixon, Anne Heche, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube, Ned Beatty
Part of: Viennale

Plot:
It’s 1999  in LA. Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson) is a cop who lives for his job and does not care so much about his methods as long as things get done. He lives with his two ex-wives, Barbara (Cynthia Nixon) and Catherine (Anne Heche), who also happen to be sisters, and his two daughters (one with each ex-wife) which goes surprisingly well, even though Dave drinks too much and spends most of his spare time looking for the next lay. After he gets filmed savagely beating a suspect, Dave’s live and job start crumbling around him.

Apart from the camera work, the movie was really good. Cast, pacing, characters and story really come very well together in this. Even though I don’t go for the cop dramas that much, this one was just very good.

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Just My Luck

What is it with me and TV shows? Recently, everytime I discover a new show, it ends up getting cancelled.

First, there was Moonlight. *sniff*

Now, I started getting into Men in Trees, because my sister watches it with almost religious fervour. And I like this show. It’s sweet and funny. It won’t be my favourite show of all times, but it’s really nice.

So, I watched the first two seasons and went to imdb to see, when the third one would be out. And guess what? Yeah. No third season for me. Or anybody else.

At least, they had some kind of closure for my favourite characters – Jane (Seana Kofoed) and Sam (Ty Olsson). But other characters were not that lucky… *sigh*

(Oh, btw… Wasn’t Anne Heche gay a couple of years ago? Obviously, she isn’t anymore, as she’s dating her co-star James Tupper. [And boy, he’s HAWT.] And she’s just getting divorced.)

Anyway… it’s not like there’s no shows to watch anymore… Pushing Daisies and Heroes will start soon again and Eureka already did, so that’s good.

And you know what? You should keep an eye on Bryan Fuller, as I will in the future. He’s responsible for Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls (which I haven’t seen yet), and he wrote two episodes of Heroes and a lot of Star Trek stuff. Very good credentials.