An Education (2009)

I had two free passes to the local arthouse styled theatre that were running out Monday, so I decided to go see whatever the heck was showing. One film was House of the Devil, a throwback horror film that I truly loved, the other was a film that I thought sounded like the kind I […]

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Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

The random decision to pick up Streets of Fire was based in Walter Hill's other work and its vague relation to The Warriors. I ended up liking it a lot more, so when I wandered across Eddie and the Cruisers and saw that it starred Michael Paré, who starred in Streets, I was suddenly more […]

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eXistenZ (1999)

I often spend time watching movies thinking about what to write in the review afterward (it can often take me a half hour or more as is, so I like to have something in mind, even if it’s disparate chunks to be assembled later–not that I don’t end up incoherent anyway) and I spent part […]

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The Emperor’s Club (2002)

There are a handful of films that almost everyone, or at least a large number of people, in my generation like, appreciate, love or even worship. Two amongst them–bear with me, I might seem off my rocker for a moment here–are The Dead Poets Society and American History X. If you’ve seen this film and […]

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Eraserhead (1977)

Let’s get the obvious out of the way for people who’ve read many of my reviews of any kind of surrealist film: generally speaking, I hate David Lynch films. Blue Velvet put me to sleep out of sheer boredom. Mulholland Drive put me to sleep, but I woke up and watched it from the beginning […]

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Empire of the Sun (1987)

I ignored this movie for a long time, thinking the title was vaguely familiar and that was about it. I eventually noted it was a Steven Spielberg film and my interest increased minimally, but not enough to draw me to even add it to a wishlist of desired viewing. I even found out the main […]

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Eye for an Eye (1996)

While I’m always a sucker for a good revenge film (of the classic, clich├ęd, generic mold even) this is a definite exception. I read nasty reviews of it, many of them, such as Roger Ebert calling it disgustingly manipulative. Well, while most of the time I comment on his reviews to call attention to his […]

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Enter the Dragon (1973)

I’ve never really seen a “Kung Fu” film before, and this sseemed a good enough place to start as it’s an American production clearly filmed to appear in English. It appears it was filmed “Italian style,” though with the actors lip-synching so that their later ADR (DR, really…) will match the movements of their mouths–though […]

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Escape from L.A. (1996)

So, I avoided it for a number of years, thinking it would be overblown Michael Bay cheeseball action. I was rather wrong it seems. There was a vein of (albeit somewhat obvious) social and political commentary that was somewhat surprising, but also Snake seemed more like the Snake that Snake should be, and his lines […]

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