Monthly Archives: March 2012

Review: “Mirror Mirror”

The hardest reviews to write are the ones where you have to juggle your personal opinion on a movie with a more objective, critical appraisal. I’ll admit this is something I don’t have a lot of experience in, and so … Continue reading

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Light Bondage: “Diamonds Are Forever”

Bond, James Bond. For fifty years that has been the cinematic calling card of one of films most enduring heroes. Sure, Bond was born in books, but it was through film that he became a household name and one of … Continue reading

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Directed Viewing: I am not “Spartacus”

Hello and welcome to the latest installment of Directed Viewing. This series takes a look at a specific director at a time and then tackles their filmography in chronological order, with an eye not only to the films themselves but … Continue reading

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Criterion Cuts: “Godzilla”

Hello and welcome to the latest installment of Criterion Cuts, the weekly article where I dig into the archives of everyone’s favorite foreign/art house home video distribution company and unearth some obscurity and tell you just why it might be worth … Continue reading

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Review: “The Hunger Games”

Watching the upswell of people react to The Hunger Games as a movie has been one of the more interesting experiences of my amateur career reading and writing about movies. The trilogy of books, from author Suzanne Collins, have been popular … Continue reading

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Directed Viewing: “Paths of Glory” and Visceral Response

Welcome to Directed Viewing, the series which takes a director’s filmography and looks at it chronologically week by week, with an eye for how each work builds upon the others and creates a full artistic career. Sure, directors aren’t everything … Continue reading

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Criterion Cuts: “Solaris”

Hello and welcome to the latest installment of Criterion Cuts, the weekly article where I dig into the archives of everyone’s favorite foreign/art house home video distribution company and unearth some obscurity and tell you just why it might be worth … Continue reading

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