Tag Archive: movie review

Retro Review: ‘The Crowd’

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By the time of the late 1920’s silent cinema had fully embraced a more fantastical style. Acclaimed director King Vidor wanted to buck this idea with his 1927 film, the Crowd. However, the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘A Matter of Life and Death’

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What say do we have over our ultimate fate? Famed British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger debated this philosophical idea in 1946 in a film starring David Niven and Kim Hunter called… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Mysterious Island’

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Producer Charles H. Schneer signed a lucrative deal in the late 50’s to produce a series of movies for the famed studio. One such film was a 1961 adaptation of the Jules Verne… 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

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

Movie Review: ‘Border’

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Directed by: Ali Abbasi Starring: Eva Melander and Eero Milonoff Plot: A border patrol officer with a strange ability meets a man with the same ability. Review: The phrase “modern day fairy tale” gets thrown around… Continue reading