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Rants and Raves: Films to be Thankful For

I'm thankful for films like Lightning Over Water, Night Train to Munich, The Magnificent Ambersons, Sugata Sanshiro, Les Amants De La Nuit, War of the Gargantuas, Unfaithfully Yours, Gate of Flesh, BMX Bandits, Late Spring, Obsession aka The Hidden Room, Repo Man, The Third Man and The Adventures of Harry Lime, Ikiru, Umberto D., 2000 Maniacs!, Samurai Trilogy, Plan Nine From Outer Space, À Bout De Souffle, Bugsy Malone, El Angel Exterminador, Le Testament d'Orphee, Bedazzled, Sanjuro, Tirez Sur Le Pianiste, The Gladiators (Watkins), Harakiri, Jules Et Jim, Blood Feast, Get Carter, Etsuko Shihomi, Shinichi Chiba & Hiroyuki Sanada, Withnail & I, In The Realm of the Senses, Abe Sada Story, Love & Crime, The Gauntlet, Django, The Face Of Another, The Green Hornet/Batman crossover episodes, Sword Of Doom, Ultraman, Zatoichi, Kozure Ookami, Girl on a Motorcycle, The Shaw Bros., Les Amants du Pont Neuf, Goyokin, El Topo, Lisztomania, Danger: Diabolik, Hit Man, Three The Hard Way, Ten Canoes, and so on...

November 24, 2010 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'A Woman, a Gun, and a Noodle Shop'

You're right about the color interpretation, I had read that the would-be suitor in pink is a hugely popular comedian already best known for playing broadly effeminate caricatures.

September 14, 2010 at 8:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Machete'

Good point about the reverse typecasting, and nice Billy Jack reference!

September 2, 2010 at 10:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New on DVD: 'Harry Brown,' 'Red Riding,' and More

I saw 9th Company unsubbed a few years ago, and it looked very good even so. The director recently adapted the Strugatsky brothers' Inhabited Island, whose Roadside Picnic influenced Tarkovsky's Stalker. But reviews on it sounded mixed at best, like it might be closer in tone to the video game adaptation of Stalker than the film.

September 1, 2010 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Film Club: 'Kick-Ass'

If we dismiss films from serious criticism because of their popular and violent source material, we should also ignore much classic Horror, Giallo, Noir, and Westerns, early work of Fritz Lang and Louis Feuillade, Serials and Silents. One should not lose all perspective simply because it is contemporary.

April 29, 2010 at 12:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Kick-Ass'

Nice way of pointing out the critical emphasis on social media, voyeurism and apathy in the movie - probably an alternate way to get across the point of the comic, but with less graphic violence involving child characters.

April 16, 2010 at 8:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alice In Wonderland

“Dreamchild”, thanks! That's what I was trying to remember after seeing this.

March 6, 2010 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Best and Worst of 2009

Great picks! I also liked Terry Crews' rendition of Pinocchio's, "I've Got No Strings" in Gamer. Golden classics at their most menacing.

December 31, 2009 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Broadcast Film Critics Association Announces Nominations

I just hope that "Nine" does not win for the Best Song category.

December 14, 2009 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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