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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.

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Abominable (2006)

In many ways, Shifrin can be seen as the contemporary version of Don Glut, that monster movie obsessed kid from the '60s who hung around with Forrest Ackerman and made Super-8mm epics in his backyard featuring all of his Favorite Monsters of Filmland.

Brian Holcomb
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The Garden (2005)

Forget Sisyphus endlessly pushing that rock up the hill. Imagine having to listen to a gravel-voice Devil read from his own copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul until the end of time.

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Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005)

While Hellworld is a pretty good generic horror movie, it is an abysmal Hellraiser film.

Tim O'Neil
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Millennium: The Complete Second Season

Frank's newly troubled family life was the first of many alterations made to the format of Millennium during its second season.

Marco Lanzagorta
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Alien vs. Predator (2004)

The monsters are functions of the franchise, but also vaguely resistant, less transparent than they seem.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Alien vs. Predator (2004)

King of the video game movies, director Paul W.S. Anderson continues to meet and resist expectations with his latest, Alien vs. Predator.

Cynthia Fuchs

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