Ali [Director’s Cut] (2001)

Probably the simplest first point to make is this: I never saw the theatrical cut of Ali. It is my habit, though, to acknowledge the cut of the film I watch if it is something other than the one most would (presumably) have seen, as I think it’s important and relevant to address the actual and specific […]

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The October Project: Week 1

As a part of my love of horror and the fact that it’s Halloween, largely accepted in Western culture (or at least American) as the best time for horror, I’m watching a horror movie per day in the month. So far, it has been thoroughly successful, thankfully, though we’ll see how it gets once work […]

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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

“If I wasn’t a transvestite terrorist, would you marry me?” I’ve neglected both (extensive) writing about movies and, generally–or, perhaps, specifically, in that I primarily mean my extensive DVD collection–watching them. This was my move to break that. Once upon a time, I kept a maximum number of movies unsealed out of the huge backlog […]

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Panic Room (2002)

The last thing I was told about this movie was to spare myself and not watch it. I took this with a pinch of salt large enough it fit my hand–after all, this is the work of David Fincher, operating on a script from David Koepp. And yes, Koepp wrote the clumsy script for The […]

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The Chumscrubber (2005)

The first thought everyone levels at this movie is the one you’d expect from most synopses, the tagline, the cover art–most things: “Suburbia is a joke.” The idea has been covered many times before (most notably, perhaps, in American Beauty), but that’s true of most thoughts and ideas in film (or music, television, books…). It’s […]

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Under Suspicion (2000)

"The Box." That was the name of the interrogation room in NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Streets. It was featured in an episode entitled "Three Men and Adena," where Detectives Pembleton and Bayliss go after the man they most strongly suspect of the murder of Adena Watson, with a twelve hour time limit, during which they […]

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