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December 2007

So Long, Something Weird

It’s time to call out the carnal color guard and get the bugler to blow a rather trashy and tawdry Taps. After nearly seven


Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

In retrospect, it does feel like the beginning of the end. For most of the decade, the fresh perspective offered by a growing set of


Futurama: Bender’s Big Score

When Fox finally put Futurama out of its constantly pre-empted prime time misery, fans were flush with recognizable disgust. The network had never done right


November 2007

Friday Film Focus - 30 November 2007

For the weekend beginning 30 November, here are the films in focus: The Orphanage [rating: 8] Bolstered by cinematic atmosphere so ripe you can practically pick it


‘Redacted’ Screeches to the Already Converted

REDACTED (dir. Brian DePalma) Yes, we’re still at war. No, the apparently addled Congress, given a midterm mandate to end the military presence in


‘Eagle’ More Chilling than Thrilling

MIDNIGHT EAGLE (dir. Izuru Narushima) It’s curious to note the continuing influence of Western filmmaking on the usually idiosyncratic foreign cinema. Instead of incorporating


Style and Suspense Surrounds this ‘Orphanage’

THE ORPHANAGE (dir. Juan Antonio Bayona) It’s safe to say that, before Guillermo Del Toro, Spanish horror (and its Mexican counterpart) were reserved for


The True Disco Inferno: The Films of Damon Packard

In Wednesday’s overview, we discussed the majesty that is the Damon Packard canon. In one ever-evolving oeuvre is insight into one man’s soul,


Damon Packard: Sucking Cinema Through the ‘70s

He’s the most visionary filmmaker of his generation, a genius toiling away in relative obscurity while others of his ilk milk the Internet and


Criterion Classics - The 3 Penny Opera (1931)

When Bobby Darin went from teeny-bopper “splish splash” to pseudo-Sinatra swing, he brought along a vampy, jazzy update of an old Louis Armstrong number with


October 2007

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