Archive for January, 2006

Shadow Skill Vol. 1

Shadow Skill Vol. 1

| January 30, 2006

I guess my name’s getting around somewhere. Because recently, ADV Films started sending me stuff. Which, I guess, sort of works–ADV’s lineup is almost exclusively anime, and there are at least a few video stores that get it. It’s not like you’ll ever spot “Excel Saga” in theatres (much as I might wish you would. […]

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Heebie Jeebies

Heebie Jeebies

| January 23, 2006

Scriptwriters, lock up your vaults–“Heebie Jeebies” is at the door and it’s stealing a fortune in plotlines. But what it DOES with those plotlines will leave you amazed and breathless. So what we have here is yet another run at the Cassandra complex. And in a twist of fate that can only be described as […]

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Film 2005 as Seen by Wayne Case

Film 2005 as Seen by Wayne Case

| January 21, 2006

Note: This recap is based on my personal reaction to the 141 films that I saw in full during 2005 Best Films (In order of preference) (1) Brokeback Mountain (2) Crash (3) Pride & Prejudice (4) A History Of Violence (5) Munich (6) Capote (7) The Family Stone (8) King Kong (9) Dear Frankie (10) […]

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Sarah Scott’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

Sarah Scott’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

| January 21, 2006

The Best Brokeback Mountain–I’ve seen it three times already. What can I say…quite possibly the best love story ever filmed. Cinderella Man–Had everything going to the movies is all about: laughing, crying, cheering. I was literally on the edge of my seat and biting my nails at times…I mean, sheesh. Plus Giamatti, as always, is […]

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Kevin’s Best & Worst of 2005

Kevin’s Best & Worst of 2005

| January 21, 2006

A vintage year, or was it. Well there’s been some tat and there’s been some snoochie boochies. It breaks down like this. The Best of the Best Oldboy–Park-Chan Wook gets my award for New God of Cinema. Oldboy pounced onto the screen like a tiger and continued to maul the viewer leaving them battered and […]

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2005: Another Year In Review

2005: Another Year In Review

| January 21, 2006

Well, here we are, another year of life and films. Before I turn my attention to the best films of the year, perhaps we should take a moment to reflect on the culture that produced these films. In other words, my yearly … RANT FROM THE CULTURAL FRONTLINE Here’s what I learned in 2005 (based […]

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Hank’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

Hank’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

| January 21, 2006

Hey, everyone. My list this year took a while to compose because I was hoping to see some of the late entries. Time is such a commodity that seeing 60+ flicks this year was just not enough. I have at the time of this writing not seen many films that will be good or will […]

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Gary’s End Of The Year Review 2005

Gary’s End Of The Year Review 2005

| January 21, 2006

You know how everyone has that friend that sees every movie before you do, and they hate everything that’s really good and only like movies that just suck?! You are supposed to be the movie nut yet they always see everything before you, or the first week it comes out on video. Their opinion drives […]

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Erin’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

Erin’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

| January 21, 2006

The Best of 2005 1. Pride & Prejudice One of the most pleasant surprises of the year, it is a heartfelt adaptation that touches you yet manages not to become saccharine and annoying. It’s perfection really–the way movies were meant to be made. Keira Knightley is perfect as the clever and independent Lizzie Bennett, and […]

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Del’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

Del’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

| January 21, 2006

MOST ENJOYABLE FILMS OF 2005 1. Good Night, and Good Luck. From the film, this quote–verbatim–from Edward R. Murrow’s broadcast condemning Senator Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunt trials of the 50’s: “We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig […]

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