I’ve spent most of 2011 trying to recruit Misflix interns – movies worth promoting that are currently playing in theaters that might not get the audience they deserve – but 2011 has been a parade of unworthy candidates. Extremely bland blockbusters? Green Lantern, check! Independent films that aren’t “indie” enough to be called independent? Apollo 18, double check! Then I attended an advanced screening for the movie Puncture, starring Chris Evans, and for the first time this year I found a movie worth telling people about.
I choose not to review movies on this site because I strongly believe that reviews ruin the movie watching experience. If you already knew the ending to The Sixth Sense before watching it, would you have liked it as much? Probably not. There are a couple of things that I will say about the movie that won’t spoil it for you. I will say that the trailer for Puncture does not give the beauty of the film the justice that it demands. I’ll say that the directors, Adam and Mark Kassen, chose to make a film based on a true story, that deals with addiction and health care corruption, and not turn it into a John Grisham-esque action-packed, suspense thriller.