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Sunday, September 23 2007

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Why is this 1978 remake so scary? It turns the urge to find oneself into a seemingly horrifying proposition: is individuality really all that special, and how far would you go to protect it?


Saturday, August 18 2007

The Invasion

With 2007’s oft-delayed The Invasion, there is simply no more symbolic juice left.


Friday, August 17 2007

The Invasion (2007)

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (who made the impressive Downfall), the film goes from sharp paranoid thriller to noisy action flick.


Wednesday, June 20 2007

Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.


Thursday, May 3 2007

Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.


Thursday, August 11 2005

Lost in Space: Season 3, Vol. 2

These momentary failures of grammar betray a befuddlement at birth and death, that story of origin and destination without which humanness has little meaning.


Wednesday, October 27 2004

Lost in Space: Season 2, Vol. 1

In Season Two, dialogue is no longer inventive and intense, but oddly comic, suggesting that everyone involved in the shoddy space stories, even the badly costumed creatures, are in on the gag.


Thursday, May 13 2004

A Slipping-Down Life (2004)

You're left wondering just what Evie sees in Drum, except that abstract backwardsness that she's inscribed in herself.


Wednesday, May 15 2002

The X-Files

The X-Files has long been but a pale reflection of the show it once was.


Sunday, January 1 1995

The X-Files

Scully took no grief from Mulder; she questioned him, disagreed with him, and stood up to him. With Doggett, however, there is a more traditional he/she split.


The X-Files (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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