Monthly Archives: June 2015

My Review of ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ (2014)

Yes, it’s the big, terrible BANNED movie poster! So sue me! 🙂 I have to say here that I was a huge fan of Sin City, the movie previous to this one, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novels. The interesting … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Catch-22’ (1970)

I remember reading this book and thinking, “My God. How could you possibly make a movie out of this?” And yet Mike Nichols managed it handily. This anti-war satire revolves around the hapless Captain Yossarian (played with gusto by Alan … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Office Space’ (1999)

This cult favorite from the almost-turn-of-the-century is like the call to arms for office workers. Three slightly pasty geeks, who work for the man at a company with a name so obnoxious I won’t repeat it, are persuaded to steal … Continue reading

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My Review of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

As black comedies go, this film is surely among the blackest. It’s a work of satirical genius that expresses the anxieties of the time. I must tell you that if you haven’t seen this awesome movie, 1) you need to do so … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Two or Three Things I Know About Her …’ (1967)

This muddled mess of a movie is allegedly about a suburban housewife near Paris who turns tricks for fun and profit, while hubby and the kid are out of her hair. In what may be the longest 90 minutes of … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Rent’ (2005)

Based on the opera La bohème, Rent is a musical that manages to make living in poverty in New York City and dying of AIDS look like great fun. The characters in this movie are all dirt poor and yet … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941)

This third adaptation of the Dashiell Hammet novel is without a doubt the best. Unlike most films based on books, the movie sticks closely to the novel’s plot. In fact, it is nearly a word-for-word re-creation. The only two deviations … Continue reading

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My Review of Angel Heart (1987)

I watched this movie, because I was intrigued by what I’d read about it. A private detective, Harry Angel, is hired by a mystery man, Louis Cyphre, to find a missing person who owes him a debt. I feel obliged … Continue reading

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