The 7th Victim (1943)

The very last of the Val Lewton/RKO horror cycle–not chronologically, but the last for me to see–and one paired, on DVD, with a documentary on Val Lewton instead of another one of his movies (a rather interesting documentary with horror experts of the non-fiction writing kind and the more modern director and writer kind–Romero, Dante, […]

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1941 (1979)

Hmm. I’ve talked a number of times about the near venomous response Spielberg receives in many circles I run in, and my disagreement with it, but this is a slightly different situation. This film was pretty widely panned but just about everyone on release, sandwiched between Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Raiders of […]

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8 Mile (2002)

Eminem is a rapper. Ok, we’ve established that. 99% of reviews center on this, on people hating him for the kind of person he is in reality, hating him for being a rapper, hating him for being successful–or even loving him for being an emcee, their favourite rapper, any number of things. On one hand, […]

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12 Angry Men (1957)

I first ran across 12 Angry Men whilst my first ex-girlfriend was over at my parents’ house. As I recall it was raining outside, and I was flipping through channels from the single recliner-esque chair there, and we happened upon 12 Angry Men, which, at the time (clearly sometime in 2002) I only knew by […]

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