Monday, November 28, 2022

Jake Gyllenhaal shines above superficial story in ‘Nightcrawler’ – a film...

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A great teaser trailer released a few months back hinted that Nightcrawler would present a character study of a manic man determined to get a job...

The Lobster offers brilliant satire of the corrupted expectations of human...

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Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos burst onto the International film scene in 2009 with the disturbing, Oscar-nominated family drama Dogtooth. There was no way it...

My personal favorite film: ‘Rumble Fish;’ read my ode to Coppola’s...

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Whenever I am asked what my favorite movie is, I declare, from the gut, without hesitation: 1983's Rumble Fish, by Francis Ford Coppola, starring...

A consideration of the 1984 BBC adaptation of Z For Zachariah;...

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Last week, I reviewed Z For Zachariah, the latest film by director Craig Zobel (read it here), which is based on Robert C. O’Brien’s posthumous 1974 novel of the...

'Wolf of Wall Street' is one nasty, vulgar film about nasty,...

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Despite his status as a big time Hollywood director, Martin Scorsese deserves consideration as an auteur who can still assert his independent ethos to...

‘Oslo, August 31st:’ a film about those small wasted opportunities of...

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At first, Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st might feel like an indulgent, meandering film filled with chatty people who cannot stop saying the obvious or...

Neon Demon examines the superficial with the subversively superficial — a...

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The manner in which the majority of media audiences value, perceive and consume beauty is something so deeply ingrained in our society, it’s hard to...

A Final Post and Message

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Well, that was an interesting year to take a sabbatical. I saw a total of three movies in theaters, and it wasn’t because of...

From the archives: David Bowie – 1. Outside – originally published...

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It has been 20 years since I first reviewed David Bowie's 1. Outside, which first saw official release on Sept. 25, 1995 in the U.K....

Vinyl review: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space reissue

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Finally, more than a half-year after the CD reissue of Spiritualized’s Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Sony, comes the vinyl...