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More reviews!! Green edition

July 11, 2010

GREEN ZONE (2010)  Paul Greengrass reteams with Matt Damon for a non Jason Bourne (sort of) film.  The setting is sometime during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Matt Damon is Chief warrant officer Roy Miller on a quest to prove that his bosses are faking intel on weapons of mass destruction.  There aren’t a whole lot of […]

More Capsule Reviews!

May 2, 2010

DISTRICT 9 – Not exactly a film of subtlety yet ridiculously entertaining and leaps and bounds better than that other movie about aliens getting evicted from their homes.  Part mockumentary, part bloody science fiction the film follows Wickus Van de Merwe (Sharlto Copley) as he leads a military force into “District 9” (alien refugee camp) to serve […]

Delicious Spoilers: 10 Great Film Endings

July 14, 2009

Aside from the meat of a film, the middle that is, the most important parts are the ways you open and close it.  I would argue that the later is the most important since the final scene in a film not only ties up all that has come before it, but also needs to leave […]

Quantum of Solace and the Death of Escapism

March 26, 2009

Cinephiles boil down into two different types of people:  those that love Bond films and those who are indifferent to them.  I love them and aside from a few duds (You Only Live Twice, A View To A Kill) they have all been good, a few being great (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Spy […]

Guilty By Association

February 18, 2009

Hollywood is usually suffering from creative bankruptcy, the result is that we get great films recycled and refitted to suit modern times.  Sometimes remakes are worth the trouble – Cronenberg’s The Fly or Carpenter’s The Thing – more often than not they are mediocre – Vanilla Sky or Ocean’s 11 – but occasionally we get […]