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Criterion of the Month: ‘Night of the Living Dead’

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Spine #909 SPOILERS “Zombies, man! They creep me out.” These are the words uttered by Dennis Hopper’s character in Land of the Dead, the third official sequel to Night of the Living Dead.… Continue reading

Donny and Brook: The Greatest Sequel of All Time

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Brook: I have determined the greatest sequel of all time. Want to guess? Donny: Oh, is it The Dark Knight? It effectively elevated the adventure-thriller elements of Batman Begins, while delivering a villain… Continue reading

Criterion Movie of the Month: ‘Dazed and Confused’

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Spine # 336 SPOILERS I do not remember the first time I watched Dazed and Confused. It was a teenage essential on constant repeat, so to narrow down the first time seems impossible.… Continue reading

Criterion Movie of the Month: ‘Wild Strawberries’

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Spine #139 SPOILERS Earlier this year, I wrote a review of Mikey and Nicky, one of the newer additions to the Criterion Collection. It was included as the first watch on a beta… Continue reading

Donny and Brook: The James Bond Codename

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Brook: Hey, you know, that theory that “James Bond” is just a codename given to whoever is assigned the 007 designation? Donny: Yea, that’s not true. In For Your Eyes Only, Roger-Moore-Bond places… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘High Flying Bird’

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Directed by: Stephen Soderbergh Starring: Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, and Sonja Sohn Plot: A basketball agent struggles to make deals during a player lockout Review: Director Stephen Soderbergh never met a camera he didn’t want to… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek’

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Directed by: Henry Dunham Starring: James Badge Dale, Patrick Fischler, and Chris Mulkey Plot: A militia holds up in their headquarters when they suspect one of their members of being a mass shooter. Review: Speaking as… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

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Directed by: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Zawe Ashton Plot: A supernatural force associated with recently discovered paintings target movers and shakers of the art world. Review: Let it be said, that Jake Gyllenhaal commits 100%… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Summer of 84’

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Directed by: Françouis Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell Starring: Graham Verchere, Tiera Skovbye, and Rich Somner Plot: A group of friends believe their neighbor may be a serial killer Review: It has been said… Continue reading

Criterion Channel Movie of the Week: ‘Mikey and Nicky’

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On November 29th, 2018, FilmStruck was killed. FilmStruck was a movie streaming app that specialized in actually curating a library of must-sees. It including offerings from the Criterion Collection, Turner Classic Movies, and… Continue reading