• Posts Tagged ‘1987’

    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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    Red State, Robocop

    by  • 10/30/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    RED STATE – This is not a horror, and not really a thriller… Drama or action, maybe. There’s a potential early on for it to become something like HOSTEL with real horror elements, but that path disappears pretty quickly. The way I see this, it is really the story of ATF agent Joseph Keenan (John […]

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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles (480/279)

    by  • 10/6/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES – Ah, travel in the blissful pre-9/11 days. Of course, it’s also before cell phones and computerized reservations and internet. So, when you’re dropped off by the rental car shuttle and your car isn’t there? You have to walk back to the airport – across the highway, and across the runway… […]

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    Mr. Tree, Wings of Desire (434/252)

    by  • 9/9/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    MR. TREE (TIFF 2011) – This is a film where reality is fluid, where the audience isn’t sure what is real. We’re presented with the world as it appears to Mr. Tree, village idiot. People seem largely quite friendly and people seem happy to see him, and they trust his opinion enough to select him […]

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