• Marecages, Lethal Weapon 4 (24/11)

    by  • 1/11/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MARCAGES – A struggling family-owned dairy farm is having problems, and why not blame it all on the son? He always seemed to be around when bad things happened… Part coming-of-age film, part dysfunctional family, part seething hatred. The director wasn’t able to be in attendance, but he seemed certain, based on a statement that […]

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    Starbuck, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (22/10)

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    STARBUCK – This is really quite a fun film. Funny, charming, and very well acted. I don’t quite understand why public would be so disgusted by the anonymous Starbuck – it isn’t as if HE was behind all the babies. Shouldn’t the blame be placed on the fertility clinic in this case? Maybe it’s a […]

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    Another Earth, Lethal Weapon, Hobo With A Shotgun (14/7)

    by  • 1/7/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    ANOTHER EARTH – This reminds me a little bit of MELANCHOLIA – where there’s a huge astronomical event that is going to change (or destroy) the entire world, and yet, that’s not the primary point of the story. We have, instead, a story about choices, about destiny versus free will. Rhoda Williams (Marling) has made […]

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    Keyhole, Edwin Boyd (11/6)

    by  • 1/6/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    KEYHOLE – This is one of those films that’s surely better than I think it is. It moves between comedically bizarre and impenetrably obtuse. Guy Maddin is great, funny, and charming and it was nice that he was there for the screening… but the film just feels pretentious, forced, arty for art’s sake. Like a […]

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    Monsieur Lazhar (9/5)

    by  • 1/5/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MONSIEUR LAZHAR – It’s a story of loss; everyone in the film has lost something important in one way or another. Mr. Lazhar (Fellag) sees an opportunity to reconnect with what he’s lost, even if he needs to break the rule to get there. The end justifies the means for both him and his students.

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    The Debt (8/4)

    by  • 1/4/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    THE DEBT – Mossad agents go undercover in 1960s East Berlin in pursuit of a Nazi war criminal. They investigate, identify, and capture Doctor Vogel (Christensen). During an escape attempt, the Doctor is shot and killed by Rachel (Mirren). That’s the story that they stick to for thirty years, until a hole starts to grow […]

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    Carnage (7/3)

    by  • 1/3/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    CARNAGE – Penelope (Foster) and Nancy (Winslet) go through some pretty impressive range in this film, from restrained politeness to raging. I don’t see nearly as much change in Michael (Reilly) and Alan (Waltz), though. Maybe they don’t feel the need to bottle their emotions and reactions in daily life as much as their wives […]

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    Blade Runner, West world, Godzilla Raids Again (3/1)

    by  • 1/1/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    BLADE RUNNER – I watched the USA theatrical cut with the voice over; it’s unusual after seeing it so many times without. I do think that the voice over is superfluous, but it’s interesting to hear it for a change. I was sure that there was more voiceover, but there really isn’t that much GODZILLA […]

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