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Heavy

Posted by Web Manager on December 3, 2011

James Mangold 1995

Watched COPLAND the other day and was like holy crap, this was James Mangold’s second movie? Pretty fucking good.  What was his first?  (Hint: it was the movie I am reviewing now.)  And then I watched it.  And then I was like: huh?

m/s/e/a/k  points out that Mr. Mangold has a thing for fat losers and drowning girls.

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Black Cat White Cat

Posted by Web Manager on June 6, 2011

Emir Kusturica 1998

There’s no reason to take this rich, ebullient, gypsy farce any more seriously than it asks to be taken, which is not very seriously at all.

 

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King of New York

Posted by Web Manager on June 4, 2011

Abel Ferrara 1990

Abel’s New York seems impossibly real and unreal at the same time. Walken is the King.

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The Double Life of Veronique

Posted by Web Manager on December 13, 2010

Krzysztof Kieslowski 1991

Kieslowski is one of the only directors who was ever able to take a character’s inner experience and convey it as a compelling film.  Highly recommended.

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The Spanish Prisoner

Posted by Web Manager on November 16, 2010

David Mamet 1997

Nothing pretty about this dated little thriller, but there’s something tongue and cheek about it that saves it from itself.

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The Truman Show

Posted by Web Manager on November 5, 2010

Peter Weir 1998

Jim Carrey is very good in this very good movie. The 90’s were awesome for movies. Here are jut a few of the other movies that were released in the year 1998 alone: RUSHMORE, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, HURLYBURLY, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE ZERO EFFECT, BUFFALO 66, CELEBRITY, RONIN, ENEMY OF THE STATE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, HALF BAKED, DIRTY WORK, RUN LOLA RUN, PI, SAFE MEN, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, THE WEDDING SINGER, YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. I mean, holy shit things have really gone downhill since then.

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End of Violence

Posted by Web Manager on October 28, 2010

Wim Wenders 1997

I find it hard to say anything about this film, which I’m not sure I totally understood.  I’m glad I’d seen some of Wenders’ other movies before I saw this one; otherwise I would have turned it off and missed the opportunity to see Bill Pullman living with a Mexican family in Los Angeles.

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Meeting People is Easy

Posted by Web Manager on May 30, 2010

Grant Gee 1998

Why does everyone go on and on about this Radiohead documentary?  I love Radiohead, but lets be honest, MEETING PEOPLE is a total pain in the ass.

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Chaplin

Posted by Web Manager on April 21, 2010

Richard Attenborough 1992

Good effort at a portrayal of the great silent film star and director/producer Charlie Chaplin.  It suffers from the usual biopic limitations – that allegiance to accuracy that’s too often the death of interesting drama. I did not like that the story was a series of the aging Chaplin’s flashbacks in conversation with his ridiculously cardboard memoir editor played by Anthony Hopkins – I fucking hate that shit as much as I did in BENJAMIN BUTTON. I did like Kevin Kline’s portrayal of the swashbuckling actor Douglas Fairbanks and especially the line he delivers about America – suggesting that it’s not, as Chaplin said, a good country underneath the ugliness, but rather an ugly country underneath all the beauty.  DEEP.

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Barton Fink

Posted by Web Manager on April 7, 2010

Joel Coen 1991

I just saw this for the first time and I am very happy about it. How could I not have seen this, you might ask. I’ll tell you: I was saving it, much like Henry Miller saved some Dostoevsky to read in his old age. Why did I like it so much? Mainly because it was like finding a missing arch between my two unconscious columns of contemporary American cinema – I mean real American cinema.  I mean Deep Americana, cotton candy, tornados, big cars, art deco, and the tribal chiefs and medicine men who don’t show up on CAT scans. I mean the Coens and David Lynch. Also, John Goodman is so awesome in this movie it makes up for KING RALPH.

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