Mohawk: Directed by Ted Geoghegan. With Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Eamon Farren, Justin Rain. Late in the War of 1812, a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.
“After being an #IMDB member for over six years I suddenly chose to write a review of a movie tonight (mostly for practice), yet the sight wouldnu0026#39;t allow me to do that, so Iu0026#39;m forced to practice here.nTonight I saw u0026quot;Mohawku0026quot; for no apparent reason, I simply watch a lot of movies while I work. Obviously Iu0026#39;m pretty lucky to have a job that allows me to do that while I fulfill my responsibilities.nI gave this flick four stars out of ten, and Iu0026#39;d like to explain every star.nThe first star was for Karim Hussain for cinematography. That dude is doing a fine job. He caught my eye with u0026quot;Hobo with a Shotgunu0026quot; at first, but later with u0026quot;Free fireu0026quot; by Ben Wheatley. He had an opportunity to do some fun shots in a forest in u0026quot;Mohawku0026quot; and he definitely took advantage of those. Of course, he had very little to work with – this isnu0026#39;t a very good movie – yet even in this situation his work at times shines.nThe next two stars go to Ezra Buzzington. This guy is slowly reaching that dubious status of u0026quot;I donu0026#39;t know this guyu0026#39;s name, but Iu0026#39;ve seen him somewhereu0026quot;. There is a bunch of bit roles on his resume, notably u0026quot;Fight Clubu0026quot; and u0026quot;The Hills Have Eyesu0026quot;, so he couldu0026#39;ve been a bit of a princess and simply sleepwalked through this movie. Yet this guy did his job so well that Iu0026#39;ll always remember him now. He had nothing to work with but chose to try to make something out of that.nA special mention goes to Eamon Farren that some might remember from the latest incarnation of u0026quot;Twin Peaksu0026quot; (he played the son of evil Coop). Granted, he doesnu0026#39;t do anything memorable in this particular role. However he is portraying a fairly positive character, yet I couldnu0026#39;t help myself but dislike him the whole time, since his role in u0026quot;Twin Peaksu0026quot; was so good that now he is forever that evil shitbird from David Lynchu0026#39;s multiverse. Kudos for that.nThe final star goes to the director – Ted Geoghegan. Apparently heu0026#39;s made another movie before – We Are Still Here – but I hadnu0026#39;t seen it. I did just watch u0026quot;Mohawku0026quot; though, and this one is a good lesson on how not to make movies. Mr. Geoghegan also wrote the screenplay and thatu0026#39;s where most of my dissatisfaction starts. This is a story that doesnu0026#39;t really give us any human connection, nor does it provide any food for thought. In a case like this the audience should expect some action or horror, yet there is almost none of that. The whole thing is entirely ludicrous, and the closer we get to the conclusion the more ridiculous it becomes. nSo why give the star to the director? I surely understand how hard it is to get a project from point A to point Z. I barely manage to draw a six page comic at times. And the directoru0026#39;s effort is seen in this movie. Not to mention how ambitious this project is for an indie filmmaker. This dude is definitely going to make more movies, and some of them will be good.nTo sum it up – donu0026#39;t waste your time on u0026quot;Mohawku0026quot; unless you are an aspiring director. But if you do – look for the good stuff and chose to ignore the sloppiness. This isnu0026#39;t a big production and deserves respect for what it is.”