All About Evil (2010)

All About Evil
Director: Joshua Grannell
Writer: Joshua Grannell
Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Jack Donner, Cassandra Peterson, Mink Stole, Noah Segan, Jade Ramsey, Nikita Ramsey, Ashley Fink, Peaches Christ
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Plot:
Librarian Deborah (Natasha Lyonne) just inherited her father’s small cinema. The cinema is specialized in horror movies and it’s struggling. Deborah’s mother Tammy (July Caitlin Brown) wants to sell the cinema, which is simply impossible for Deborah. When Tammy pushes her, Deborah cracks and kills her. By mistake the murder is filmed by the cinema’s security cameras and silmutaneously projected onto the big screen. But the audience, foremost the cinema’s biggest fan Steven (Thomas Dekker), believe it to be an original short movie. And suddenly the people are fighting to get into the cinema – and Deborah needs to keep up the supply of short films.

All About Evil is absolutely fantastic. While it might not be the best movie ever made, qualitatively speaking, it’s a movie that carries its heart on its sleeve. The love for its genre is absolutely endearing and gives the film its greatness.

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Kaboom (2010)

[Viennale.]

Kaboom is the newest film by Gregg Araki and stars Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple and Kelly Lynch.

Plot:
Smith (Thomas Dekker) just started college and so far, things seem to be pretty normal: He has a crush on his roommate Thor (Chris Zylka), but then hooks up with a girl he meets at a party, London (Juno Temple). His best friend Stella (Haley Bennett) is dating a gorgeous, but unfortunatley insane girl (Roxane Mesquida). In the middle of all this relationship drama, Smith has seemingly prophetic dreams and hallucinations about trash cans and guys in animal masks.

Kaboom is slightly insane, but very funny, well-acted, colorful, funny and has really awesome dialogues. And did I mention that it was funny?

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