Monthly Archives: April 2016

Blowup (1966) 

“Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.”  Michelangelo Antonioni – Wikipedia says he’s one of Italy’s most acclaimed directors who “redefined the concept of narrative cinema.” I hold the opinion of Wikipedia editors higher than any other, so … Continue reading

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The Quiet Earth (1985)

“God blinked, and the whole world disappeared.” The post apocalyptic thriller – a staple product of contemporary Hollywood cinema. There’s something filmmakers (and I guess audiences) love about a desolate character making their way through the rubble after a catastrophic event. It … Continue reading

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Vinyl (1965)

“The squares do good because they dig it. So I do bad because I dig doing bad.” Man, this movie sucks. Vinyl is Andy Warhol’s interpretation of Anthony Burgess’s The Clockwork Orange. Filmed in The Factory and consisting of just … Continue reading

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Citizenfour (2014)

“We are building the biggest weapon for oppression in the history of mankind.” Whatever your thoughts on Edward Snowden, he is certainly one of the most influential figures in recent American history and perhaps the biggest name of the whistleblower … Continue reading

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” There have been a lot of news stories lately about Netflix hosting way less movies than they used to as they focus on their whole … Continue reading

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Whiplash (2014)

” There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job’.” I’ve been on a pretty good streak this week finding some real gems. Whiplash is another movie that got some buzz when it came out, but I … Continue reading

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Funny Games (1997)

“You shouldn’t forget the importance of entertainment.” Nine years ago, I remember seeing a trailer on TV for Funny Games, a 2007 horror flick about a home invasion and a wager that the family involved would not live to see … Continue reading

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