Directed by Steven Piet
Uncle John revolves around the struggle to keep a mysterious disappearance unsolved
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★★★★★ review by Ben Puszka on Letterboxd
Not sure if I've ever come across a hidden gem so good before. Well actually my mom recommended it, when I would have passed it over for being a B movie I hadn't heard of and didn't recognize any of the actors names.
I honestly don't know why this hasn't gotten any attention, I mean Uncle John (John Ashton) and I'm about to say this... better than Leo in The Revenant. As in he should have won best actor.
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★★★½ review by Francois beavertree. on Letterboxd
I think the cover made me think this was gonna be more gruesome but it was mostly just suspenseful and im not real good with suspense it also seemed like a subtle dark comedy at some points.
★★★★ review by Shawn Palmquist on Letterboxd
This one really surprised me. It was tense, gripping, and had me guessing throughout. Also, oddly enough it mixes genres in a way that had me at times second guess which movie I was watching.
The main story line revolves around a good 'ol boy wrapped up in a murder of another townsfolk...but in between delving into this situation, everything is inter-cut with a hipster love story taking place in Chicago. I won't reveal how the two stories manage to intercept, but nonetheless it kept me guessing up until the end. Additionally I was a big fan of the acting and overall gritty style of everything. Just felt raw and real in a way that you don't see too often.
Highly recommend this for a good murder thriller that takes some odd chances, that mostly pay off. Solid.
★★★½ review by Robert Schneider on Letterboxd
A really solid debut feature. A really weird mix of romantic comedy and dark crime thriller.
★★★★ review by Brian Hammons on Letterboxd
Merciless and mercurial, bobbing up and down in the riptide of a once placid lake, the dread in its last act put a ball of nerves right in my gut. It's a farmland thriller/workplace meet cute that's a playful yet barbed gallimaufry that's as sweet as fresh-shucked white corn and as dangerous as a burning pile of debris.
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