Archive for October, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Posted in Festival/Event with tags on October 30, 2009 by illwatchanything

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New Classic: Elephant

Posted in New Classic with tags , , on October 30, 2009 by hgish

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The beauty and brilliance of Gus Van Sant’s 2003 masterpiece Elephant are deeply indebted to two of the film’s inseparable elements: the visual style of cinematographer Harris Savides’ mobile camera and Van Sant’s mature, even-handed approach to the subjects of both Columbine and the trauma of school shooting. Continue reading

Young Frankenstein: An Old New Classic

Posted in New Classic with tags , , on October 30, 2009 by sdoob

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Young Frankenstein, (1974) directed by Mel Brooks, written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks, and starring Gene Wilder (but you probably already knew that, didn’t you?) was never one of my childhood movies.  Not that I didn’t watch it a lot.  But I always took it for granted.  Continue reading

New Classic: Heat

Posted in New Classic with tags , , , , on October 27, 2009 by Timothy Parfitt

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Amongst the lesser genres, heist movies rate at the top of my book.  Growing up, I wanted nothing more than to be a criminal.  This is probably due in large part to movies.  Heist movies are by design transportive, bringing you, the audience member, along for the score.  Nowhere is the thrill of the score more intense than in Heat, Michael Mann’s 1995 crime classic. Continue reading

DOUBLE REVIEW

Posted in Review with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by sdoob

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New Classic: 28 Days Later

Posted in New Classic with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by hgish

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It’s scary to think that the modern zombie cycle, currently moving into the realm of parody with Ruben Fleischer’s hilarious Zombieland, is less than a decade old.  Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are, review by Sameul Doob

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on October 23, 2009 by sdoob

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Well I’m fresh out of the theater from Where The Wild Things Are.  And what a relief it was, not just to pee, but to be done with the movie.    Continue reading