films seen
3
average score
3.50*
nationality
USA
status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

Tone-Deaf

by Richard Bates Jr.
Specifics
2019 / 87m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Wacky and mean-spirited horror/comedy that features a nasty battle between a prissy millennial and a grumpy baby boomer. Bates' sense of humor is not for everyone, but there's plenty of laughs here, mixed with some devious horror and a healthy dose of general weirdness. The execution is a little flaky in places, but apart from that this is another solid effort from Bates.

Trash Fire

by Richard Bates Jr.
Specifics
2016 / 91m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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A dark comedy that starts out pitch black and gets meaner and crazier as it nears its finale. Bates Jr. has a real feel for uncomfortable cinema, Trash Fire is another prime example of his talent. While his work tends to be a little rough around the edges, it's a breath of fresh air in a genre that has softened considerably over the past couple of years.

Excision

by Richard Bates Jr.
Specifics
2012 / 81m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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