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Review of Hoax, The

Its hard for me to review this film in its own context. On the one hand it is marvelously executed and performed on the other hand it rehashes material from what I consider to be one of the best movies of all time; Orson Welles F for Fake. The dynamic in The Hoax is a...

Review of Darjeeling Limited, The

A Review of Darjeeling Limited.. Its an interesting choice of names .. limited .. for a Wes Anderson film this movie shows a fair amount of restraint. It’s not that it’s not a Wes Anderson movie. Within its confines one will find the slow motion sequences...

Review of Babel

Review of Babel It’s hard to say how most Americans are going to see this film. To reduce the film to its elements it is 3 to 7 stories (depending on how you divide the character arches) about characters that go through tremendous trials due to circumstances...

Review of Lenny

Films that were made in the early part of the 1970s in America sometimes feel like they were part of an exclusive club. The confusion created by the defunct production code (which ended in 1968) and the flailing MPAA rating system which didn’t get instituted in...

Review of Scanner Darkly, A

It’s a rare movie that gets better as it goes as it goes along. That territory is more reserved for books. Perhaps its by staying true to the book that A Scanner Darkly achieves this feat. I haven’t read the book so I don’t know. What I can say is...

Review of Superman Returns

This movie is an allegory, though not one I’m sure the filmmakers intended. We’ll get back to that in a sec I have to lay some points out and then we’ll get into it. First off Superman comes back to earth after a five year trip and does what any...