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Sling Blade Blu-Ray

Sling Blade Blu-Ray

| August 25, 2009

In the russet brown hues of this 1996 independent film written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, one finds warm distance and stark observation on the alienated and marginalized. The film tells of the Karl (Thornton), admitted to a state mental hospital since the age of twelve for the murder of his mother and a strange bedfellow, his trajectory to a strange, alien place called America in the 90s and the relationships that form after.

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Noel

Noel

| December 1, 2004

While TNT’s latest holiday-flick Noel is aptly subtitled with the catchphrase “miracles are closer than you think,” it would truly have been a miracle if this Christmas-themed sap tried a little less hard at its desperate attempts to fall into the category of a heart-warming film. Premiering earlier this year at the Toronto Film Festival […]