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The Cave

The Cave

When I as a kid, there was no better place in Denver than Celebrity's Sports Center. I was not an athletic adolescent -- I spent more time reading books in my bedroom than I did...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Land of the Dead

Land of the Dead

George Romero inhabits a peculiar realm in American cinema. He is both a political provocateur, championing the cause of the common man, and the king of zombie gore, the lowbrow art of human disembowelment, decapitation,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Tombs of the Blind Dead

The Tombs of the Blind Dead

Spanish horror cinema was never able to break out of the European schlock ghetto like Italian genre cinema was. Few American cinephiles that recognize Dario Argento (Suspiria) know the name Amando De Ossorio. Unfortunately most...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Blueberry

Blueberry

Moebius, aka Jean Giraud, is best known as the artist who revolutionized Continental comic books in the 1960s and 1970s. His work, highly stylized and fittingly surreal, is synonymous with science fiction illustration and the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Tetsuo

Tetsuo

Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a "medium sized monster" production. So says a title card in the slow credit scrawl for what has come to be thought of as the ultimate "industrial" film....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Sinbad of the Seven Seas

Sinbad of the Seven Seas

I don't know why I subject myself to these movies. Sure, there's the camp factor, the kitsch taste, the party jokes, the nostalgia, but in the end I'm not sure it's worth wasting brain cells...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Getaway

The Getaway

"The end of a picture is always the end of a life." - Sam PeckinpahSam Peckinpah made action cool.When he arrived on the scene in the mid-'60s, audiences were stunned: They'd never seen action sequences...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The God Who Wasn't There

The God Who Wasn't There

One could hardly think of a topic more likely to get people pissed off than questioning the very existence of Christ. I mean, you can bash Bush, you can harp on capitalism and you can...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Sacred Planet

Sacred Planet

It's pitiful to say it, but most Americans would rather blow a thousand dollars in Las Vegas than see the magnificence of coastal Alaska. Sacred Planet is a film to inspire us to leave the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Rage in Placid Lake

The Rage in Placid Lake

Placid Lake (Ben Lee) is a (regrettably named) young man who has just graduated from preparatory school and thoroughly embarrassed his self-seeking hippie parents, Doug (Garry McDonald) and Sylvia Lake (Miranda Richardson), his tyrannical classmates...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Rock & Rule

Rock & Rule

I think we can now safely say that the hand-drawn animated film is dead in America.Finito.While every year audiences thrill to a bigger and better computer-animated film from Pixar, Dreamworks' underdogs, or some trashy flash-style...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Sigaw

Sigaw

Asian horror's recent surge in popularity is indicative of, if anything, ignorance towards world cinema. Truth is, these "ghost movies" have been a fixture of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Filipino, and Indonesian cinema for decades,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

King Kong (1933)

King Kong (1933)

There are very few works of cinema that stand up to repeated viewings and decades of changing film mores and audience expectations. Most notable among these is the classic King Kong. While the special effects...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Battle Of The Bulge

Battle Of The Bulge

This is the kind of a film around which rumors of a 212-minute print swirl, on the net, in chat rooms, and message boards. Only films that have garnered either cult or classic appeal can...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Le Dernier Combat

Le Dernier Combat

In the wake of 1982's post-apocalyptic powerhouse The Road Warrior (Mad Max 2) theaters were glutted with cheap imitations. Anyone with access to a desert, some leather, beaten up cars and a few prop guns...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Freaked

Freaked

Most stars spend the millions (or hundreds of thousands) they make on big budget films buying up real estate, new cars, fancy trophy spouses, designer luggage, and small, rodent-like dogs that don't really qualify as...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Warriors

The Warriors

There are certain films that by some unforeseen circumstance tap into a generation, a culture, a time, perfectly. The Warriors is just such a film. It is by no means a perfect movie. It is...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Flower of My Secret

The Flower of My Secret

I've never enjoyed chick flicks.Films like Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason strike me as cinematic equivalents to crack pipe hits for girls. They are down and dirty, pass the goods, quick fixes. Most chick...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

Malcolm McLaren is a dirty sot. He wants it that way, his public life - as far as he sees it - was nothing more than a street performance, a theatre of the absurd for...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Short Films of Werner Herzog

The Short Films of Werner Herzog

The late Klaus Kinski often said that German filmmaker Werner Herzog was a raving lunatic. In his audacious and salacious autobiography Kinski filled pages with bitter rants about Herzog's supposed "talent" and his egomaniacal despotism...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Tim Burton had it down pat. Hair disheveled, pallid features, the director of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure surprised Hollywood with a goth-geek style that could only be described as quirky before everything became quirky. He was...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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