Dead End (2003)

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (source: IMDB)

While Ray Wise did a big mistake to try a shortcut, leading his family to a grim end, I did a big mistake trusting Youtube reviews, leading our Saturday horror eve to a ditch.

Never trust Youtube comments!

It wasn’t so bad that we wanted to stop watching before the end, but we had more than a few (maybe even too many) “What the fuck?” moments. We even cried of laughter, so bad it was. It felt as if we were tripping.

I wouldn’t advise this movie to anyone, unless you’re a die-hard Twin Peaks fan and you want to see Leland Palmer cry one more time “Lauraaaaa”. Yep, his daughter in the movie is also named Laura…

Our Favourite Fargo

We’ve seen the third season and it’s without any doubt our favourite. We’re fan of the entire franchise (except maybe the fourth season), but the third season is so incredibly good.

The casting is out of this world! Ewan MacGregor playing both Stussy brothers, David Thewlis as Varga, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Nicky, Carrie Coon as Gloria and Ray Wise as… God? Each character is fantastic and perfectly portrayed.

Even if each scene contributes to create the “Fargo ambiance”, some scenes are above and beyond, like when Nicky survives a manhunt and ends up in a bowling alley, having a drink with Ray Wise.

We are now suffering of post-Fargo depression, with a fourth season that doesn’t really feel part of the franchise…