Author Archive: Anna Keizer

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Illusion

Illusion

| February 25, 2006

Everything has a consequence. Some moments are bigger than others… Say, when you decide to get married or have children. But even the little things can change the rest of our lives. Hitting the snooze button one more time might mean missing that all-important meeting where you would have gotten promoted. Ordering the fish instead […]

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

The Real Dirt on Farmer John

| February 21, 2006

I grew up in the Midwest, just outside of Chicago. By no means did I live in the rural countryside that makes up most of the state, but I am well acquainted with it. My grandfather’s family farmed for many years in Illinois, that is until the Depression forced most of the nine kids to […]

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Anna’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

Anna’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

| January 21, 2006

Hey folks! My list is short and sweet for two reasons. First, sadly, few films blew me away this year and, second, I hate ragging on the bad ones. Why beat a dead horse, eh? Okay, so off we go! The Best of the Best Syriana–This one did blow me away. No matter what your […]

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Stay

Stay

| October 25, 2005

Upon exiting the theatre after watching Stay, a friend said to me, “It’ll take me twenty years to figure out what I just saw.” That sounds about right. Stay is not your usual Hollywood fare. Whereas other films might gently take you by the hand and lead you through the next ninety minutes, Stay blindfolds […]

Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown

| October 16, 2005

Imagine that you just lost your company a billion dollars. Then imagine that you were fired (duh). Then imagine that your dad died. Then imagine this being a heart-warming romantic comedy. Doesn’t seem to fit, does it? Somehow, though, Cameron Crowe pulls it off. Yes, folks, the preceding “imaginings” do indeed lay the foundation for […]

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

| September 12, 2005

I went into the theater thinking that I was about to watch The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Instead, I got The Trial of Father Moore. Not a terrible film, mind you, but definitely not what I had signed up for. Based on a true story, Emily Rose details the prosecution of a priest- the aforementioned […]

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The Cave

The Cave

| September 1, 2005

The first five minutes of this film were great. The last five minutes of this film were great. The middle ninety minutes of this film? Not so great. So what’s this wonderful beginning? Well, it starts about thirty years ago. A group of rugged Romanian men- sorry, that’s really the only way I can describe […]

Asylum

Asylum

| August 17, 2005

It’s really too bad. I wanted so much to like this film. For one, I’ve always had a great respect for Natasha Richardson- she is by far one of the most underrated actresses around. And Marton Csokas is just incredible in the film as her lover, Edgar. Of course, Ian McKellen is always a pleasure […]

Last Days

Last Days

| July 26, 2005

Let me first say that more than a few people walked out of the theatre while I was watching this film. Normally, I would just think that they were ignorant fools. People who can’t open up their minds to something new and different. In this particular case, however, I could kinda understand. Last Days is […]

Happy Endings

Happy Endings

| July 19, 2005

Are we punished for the secrets we keep when it comes to love and sex? According to Happy Endings, it certainly seems so. In this ensemble flick, we weave in and out of the lives of about a dozen characters, glimpsing into the peculiarities of their relationships with one another. Yet only those who finally […]

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