Archive for November, 2009

Paper Heart

Paper Heart

| November 21, 2009

To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure through most of this film whether it was a documentary or mockumentary. I finally decided it was indeed a real documentary, as I don’t think that level of uncomfortableness could be faked or acted. That was real honest emotion, and that’s what you’re going to get when […]

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Interview With Tony Luke, Jr. of The Nail

Interview With Tony Luke, Jr. of The Nail

| November 21, 2009

Multi-faceted entertainer Tony Luke, Jr. made a comment at the end of our interview that it was so hard to can get indie films out there, and he’s right. And his movie is one everyone should see. It’s a great story that’s socially relevant with a lot to say.  Additionally, it doesn’t hammer the point […]

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Nothing Like the Holidays

Nothing Like the Holidays

| November 21, 2009

Nothing Like the Holidays opens with the Rodriguez clan converging on their family home in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, just in time for Christmas. As with any other family holiday picture, the members of the Rodriguez family must cope with failures, jealousy, rivalry, illness, lost love, affairs, etc. until they overcome their adversities […]

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

| November 21, 2009

The audacious performance of Harvey Keitel defined Abel Ferrara’s 1992 Bad Lieutenant. Most reviews of the film focus solely on Keitel’s performance, which is one of the most daring, if not one of the best of the 90’s. The film’s director/co-writer, Ferrara, was at best an accomplice to Keitel in this. Ferrara’s script delves deeper […]

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Skin

Skin

| November 21, 2009

If the pain, anguish, torture and atrocities suffered by millions in Apartheid South Africa were to be captured and revealed in the life of one woman, then that woman would be Sandra Laing. Laing is the subject of the film Skin, which is based on a true story and is now playing in limited release. […]

The Christmas Clause

The Christmas Clause

| November 20, 2009

There isn’t a mom out there that doesn’t understand this feeling at Christmas. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, and in most instances it is, but it’s also far too easy to get caught up in all the stuff you have to do, instead of sitting back and enjoying what […]

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Gilda Live

Gilda Live

| November 19, 2009

My teenaged kids are fans of today’s Saturday Night Live, but since I was their age when the show first came out, they obviously hadn’t been introduced to it in its first few years. To me, as much as I love many of the casts throughout SNL’s thirty plus years on the air, they will […]

Legend of the Bog

Legend of the Bog

| November 18, 2009

Legend of the Bog is one of those strange sort of movies that’s really rather tough to talk about. As you can see above, it’s a clear two star but mostly because on the whole it’s rather unspectacular. Basically, the plot deals with things called “bog bodies”, which are a kind of two thousand year […]

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The Last Resort

The Last Resort

| November 18, 2009

I saw the trailers for The Last Resort and I confess that I didn’t feel any too good about its chances going in. It looked downright cheesy, purely low budget. And though I did get cheesy low budget out of this one, I also got some half-decent shocks out of it and a few good […]

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House

House

| November 18, 2009

For those of you not already in the know, a little background before we kick off this round of coverage–Frank Peretti is one of a very, VERY few novelists in a field called “Christian horror”. You wouldn’t think that such a thing would exist, but it’s possible and Peretti’s living proof. All you have to […]