Monthly Archives: September 2009

A Review of Dawn of the Dead

Yes,  I realize that my last few reviews have been nothing but fringe cult classics that, while good, do not exactly define modern cinema.  There is a reason for this that will be forthcoming soon.  Also, I am crippled by … Continue reading

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A Review of El Topo

El Topo was one of the first films to be put on the midnight movie circuit in it’s release.  In many ways, the film now stands as a reason that trend should not have been allowed to die out as … Continue reading

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A Review of Tron

There is something very likable about this film.  It inspired so many different genres and sub genres (one can picture William Gibson’s brain firing upon viewing this film) but doesn’t seem to ever realize it.  It is as inspirational as … Continue reading

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A Review of Ed Wood

“How do you do it?  How do you get all of your friends baptized just so you can make a monster movie?” That is the best line to describe the camp appeal of Ed Wood, the man.  He was in … Continue reading

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A Review of Scarface

Considering my last review was of Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables, I figured it would make sense that my next review be Scarface. The thing that hurt The Untouchables the most was that it was based on real events.  De … Continue reading

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A Review of The Untouchables

It is very hard to be sympathetic for the plight of Elliot Ness. Played by Kevin Costner, Elliot Ness is given so little to do in Brian DePalma’s film version of The Untouchables that you almost want to insert yourself … Continue reading

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Trailer Reaction: Capitalism A Love Story

Michael Moore’s new film Capitalism: A Love Story was heavily promoted at the Venice Film Festival.  It was virtually ignored when it came time to hand out the prizes. Why is that?  Moore used to be the critical darling of … Continue reading

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A Review of Blue Velvet

Boy, did the usually great Roger Ebert drop the ball on this one. I find that his review on his website to be a good starting point for my own.  Specifically, I need to look at Ebert’s final quote: “What’s … Continue reading

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Why is Dr. Strangelove funny?

I am not truly interested in reviewing Dr. Strangelove.  That has been done before, by many people.  Everyone agrees it is a masterpiece of cinematic satire.  I agree with this position, so why bother writing a review explaining why it … Continue reading

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A Review of Hard Boiled

Well, I guess he can direct action movies Sure, and Michaelangelo can paint ceilings! That was the conversation that producers  (and Quentin Tarantino) had about importing John Woo to the U.S. so that he may direct films in the U.S.  … Continue reading

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