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Tinker Tailor  Soldier  Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The first image of Gary Oldman’s portrayal of John Le Carre’s character of George Smiley, I was reminded of an owl. An owls eyes are very large, they are extremely stealthy and in most cultures, they are seen as a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. One of the biggest proponents of this as well is […]

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A Lonely Place to Die

A Lonely Place to Die

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s always exciting to see places that you’ve rarely (if ever) seen before in a film, and before the opening credits of A Lonely Place to Die are done rolling, the audience has already been given a gorgeous introduction to the Scottish highlands. And before the credits even start rolling, we’ve had an uncomfortable look […]

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Savage Sisters

Savage Sisters

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Produced for American International Pictures (AIP), Savage Sisters came about during the period of the 1970s in which countless American exploitation pictures were being produced in the Philippines in order to simultaneously cut production costs and increase production value. (You can learn more about this trend in Filipino genre filmmaking in Mark Hartley’s 2010 documentary, […]

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Teen A Go Go

Teen A Go Go

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Teen A Go Go is a mess of contradictions. What initially intrigued me about the doc was that it was a film that focused on rock and roll in the 1960s. An avid rock fan, this seemed like the ideal film. However, before going much further, readers should be warned. Teen A Go Go is […]

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Sidewalls

Sidewalls

| March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the skeptics, Sidewalls proves that it is possible for a romantic movie to be both philosophical and adorable. Martin and Mariana live in the same building in Buenos Aires, a budding city that becomes more and more bustling as technology increases and human interactions fade away. The two have a lot in common; both […]

Roadie

Roadie

| March 15, 2012

Twenty-six years ago, Jimmy Testagross (Ron Eldard, Super 8) was hired as a roadie for the legendary Blue Oyster Cult. He thanklessly hauled around their equipment, tuned their guitars, and set up their gear before every show. Two days ago, Jimmy was fired. Unable to get a clear explanation of why the band has suddenly […]

Interview with Terrence J

Interview with Terrence J

| March 15, 2012

Terrence J is no doubt becoming a household name. It’s appropriate, since he was never the “quiet kid”. “In grade school I was always really active in school plays and really active amongst my peers, so I guess it kind of started there,” Terrence says. He’s been working in radio since he was fifteen, and […]

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Vexille

Vexille

| March 14, 2012

Japan isn’t known for making well made computer animated movies. Its here in the west that companies like Pixar and Dreamworks have made their marks and impact on the world. So when it came time to watch Vexille, from Oxybot Studio and Ping Pong director, Fumihiko Sori, I didn’t expect much of anything. I’ve had […]

Absentia

Absentia

| March 13, 2012

Even with the explosion of independent horror films and the new types of distribution out there for these films, there are far too few female-centric, relationship-driven horror films. This type of film is ideal for independent filmmakers on a budget– if your central relationship is well-written and strongly acted, you’re most of the way to […]

Melancholia

Melancholia

| March 13, 2012

From the visually arresting overture to the film’s staggering final moments, Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia stands, in my mind, as the single greatest narrative film of 2011. Von Trier, known for consistently delivering the most emotionally-exhausting of films, imbues this exploration of (what else?) melancholia with just the right amount of levity and spectacle to […]

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