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  • Review: Russian Ark (2002)
    Shot in a single ninety minute take utilizing a Steadicam and a high-definition video camera, Russian Ark is a wonderful sight to watch.
  • Raymond Chandler’s ‘The Big Sleep’ (review)
    A great place to start for any reader who is new to the series could not go wrong by starting at the very beginning with The Big Sleep.
  • Irréversible (2002)
    The film has succeeded in disturbing me right to the core about the events that occur so often in our world that we would tune it all out like any other reoccurring background noise. It is sad, yet very true.
  • Rachel Getting Married (2008)
    Rachel Getting Married is a film about individual recovery and the devout strength of family ties.
  • The Aviator (2004)
    The Aviator is well done and completely entertaining as it currently stands. I doubt there would be anything worthwhile that I would be able to change about the film in which could serve as an improvement.
  • Shutter Island (2010)
    There is a certain appeal about a movie with a story filled with dark thematic elements and a production design that pushes the dark end of a visual scheme. The look and feel of all the elements that are present in a film noir movie is what draws me into watching it with interest.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)
    To say that it is a film for children would be stating the obvious, but surprisingly the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) was something that I walked away from with a smile on my face. The movie that was produced for kids to enjoy turned out to be a funny movie for … Read more
  • Review: Lions for Lambs (2007)
    When Lions for Lambs (2007) was theatrically released I was hesitant to go and watch it, because of the recent erratic and unique behavior of one of the film's major stars: Tom Cruise. In this film he's not the solo heavyweight actor who carries the entire production upon his shoulders. Cruise is joined by fellow … Read more
  • A Critique of Three Comedic Films
    There are three films that I have recently watched that I thought would be in the best interest to write about their commonality. These three comedy films are best associated with the artistic nature and history of the directors who have helmed each one. These four directors, listed alongside their respective film titles, are Joel … Read more
  • Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Road’ (review)
    Despite the lack of a traditional arc that would build an emotional and character development as the reader is accustomed to witnessing, there is an ongoing tension of survival for the two main characters.
  • Work of Akira Kurosawa
    This multitudinous review is part of the Akira Kurosawa installment of the LAMBs in the Director's Chair feature sponsored by the Large Association of Movie Blogs.Nora inu / Stray Dog (1949).For several years after the end of World War II, the country of Japan went through several difficult changes. The country was occupied by the … Read more
  • The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
    How often does a documentary film arrive on the scene, receive an Academy Award for best feature documentary, and inspire a docudrama of its story nearly twenty-five years later?
  • Olympia: Festival of the Nations (1938)
    The first twenty-two minutes of Olympia (part one): Festival of the Nations (1938) is a non-verbal, historical presentation that lacks any dialogue or use of descriptive title cards.
  • A Critique of Three Comedic Films
    There are three films that I have recently watched that I thought would be in the best interest to write about their commonality. These three comedy films are best associated with the artistic nature and history of the directors who have helmed each one. These four directors, listed alongside their respective film titles, are Joel … Read more
  • Ladri di biciclette: The Bicycle Thief (1948)
    In the post-World War II Val Melaina neighbourhood of Rome, Antonio Ricci is desperate for work to support his wife Maria, his son Bruno and his small baby. He is offered a job of pasting advertising bills but tells Maria that he cannot accept because the job requires a bicycle.
  • Review: Les Misérables (1934)
    Director Raymond Bernard has adapted Victor Hugo's lengthy French novel Les Misérables into a three part film adaptation. The unabridged transcript for the book itself is about 1,400 pages in length, depending upon which publication copy you happen to consulting. It is my favorite classic novel of all time that completely blows the other classics … Read more
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968) & Take 2 ½ (2005)
    The entire premise for Symbio was designed by it's director Bill Greaves who thought he could fool his film crew into believing they are shooting a collection of audition reels.
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
    "Did you know this theater is haunted?" Those are the first words ever spoken in this film by one of the main characters. However, you won't hear those words spoken until you're about forty-five minutes into it.