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Features

Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Monday, January 12 2009

Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.


Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Reviews

Monday, November 5 2012

The Return of the Repressed: 'The Barrens'

The legendary monster is the quintessential Freudian nightmare that expresses “the return of the repressed”.


Monday, June 4 2012

The Financial Crisis and Its Monsters: 'Mother's Day'

Mother's Day is a decent post-millennial horror film that aptly exploits our new fears and anxieties spawned and shaped by the current economic crisis.


Sunday, October 29 2006

Saw III (2006)

Even as he's dying of a cancerous tumor in his frontal lobe and so might have other things to think about, John holds fast to his self-image as moral instructor, not murderer.


Monday, October 31 2005

Saw II (2005)

'Overkill' doesn't begin to describe it.


Blogs

Friday, May 6 2011

The Mother of All Evil: The Two 'Mother's Day' Films

If you’ve seen Charles Kaufman’s Mother’s Day, you know that loving mothers come in many forms. Now, Darren Lynn Bousman comes with a remake of the 1980 cult classic. A lot less scary, but still, not all moms will appreciate a ticket to the movie theater.


Tuesday, October 19 2010

Who Are the Next Horror Movie Maestros?

Perhaps it's too soon in the career arc to write off some of these wannabes as less than meaningful maestros. As we wait, however, the void continues to grow...and grow...


Tuesday, July 27 2010

'Repo' vs. 'Repo': An Aria for Medical Assassins

Perhaps it's unfair to judge one film based on the brilliance of another. But when the competition is between Repo: The Genetic Opera and Repo Men, the contest is over before the first round even begins.


Tuesday, January 20 2009

Repo!: The Genetic Opera (2008)

Vision is hard to come by in today's 'crank 'em out and count the pennies' Hollywood. Bankability and commercial viability often trump things like talent,


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