Tag: movie

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022)

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Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022)

Nobody two people ever really see the same movie, despite looking at exactly the same images.  It is the fascinating mystery of the cinema’s effect on the human brain.  Our noggins are so wired into expectation but never-the-less we are all separated by experience.  We see what we want to see, and no one ever […]

| December 7, 2022
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Bones and All (2022)

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Bones and All (2022)

Seven minutes into Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of Bones and All, there’s a violent assault to which may scare most people.  A teenager sneaks out to a slumber party and, while playing on the floor with another girl, bites the skin off of her index finger.  There is screaming, blood, chaos and afterwards she and her father […]

| December 6, 2022
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All That Breathes (2022)

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All That Breathes (2022)

Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes is a deeply moving and deeply introspective documentary that uses the poetry of observation to convey the information that the natural world is being strangled by the reckless impulses of mankind.  This, of course, is nothing new, but the movie doesn’t shame us.  It doesn’t rub our noses in the […]

| October 21, 2022
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Black Adam (2022)

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Black Adam (2022)

Black Adam is a bit much, even as far as these brobdinagian CG-heavy superhero movies go.  With only fleeting bits of charm from star Dwayne Johnson, this is yet another over-produced bulk that reaffirms the timidity of current studio-driven product.  It’s expensive, with lots of light and color and sound, but at its center it […]

| October 19, 2022
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Interceptor (2022)

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Interceptor (2022)

Netflix action thriller Interceptor t is a movie that just needs to calm down for a second, take a breath and start over.  Matthew Reilly’s debut feature throws so much at you so fast that you feel overwhelmed in the first 10 minutes and that is not to positive effect.  This is an action movie that takes […]

| June 3, 2022
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Emergency (2022)

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Emergency (2022)

It would not surprise me if Carey Williams’ Emergency somehow found itself among the year’s Best Picture nominees next January. I know, I know.  That’s a bold statement, but I want to make sure that I’m not misunderstood.  It’s not that I think that Emergency is a grand achievement or anything.  I think its a very good film […]

| May 28, 2022
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Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers (2022)

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Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers (2022)

The tagline for Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers proudly announces that “It’s not reboot, it’s a comeback.” Actually it’s a confusing morass of both, plus an update, a remake, a follow-up, a rehash, and a badly rendered nostalgic day-trip.  I challenge anyone to nail down exactly what this movie is. My interpretation is that it is […]

| May 21, 2022
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The Lord of the Rings (1978)

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The Lord of the Rings (1978)

I arrive at Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings with a great many mixed feelings.  This is a film of so much style, so much imagination, so much ambition, yet I find myself trapped by the unavoidable conclusion that this movie is flawed beyond the point of no return.  Its animation style wavers back […]

| November 15, 1978
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