The Illusionist (2006)

After a long hiatus from film-watching, I came back and finished watching this. Of course, it came out at the same time as The Prestige and will likely be forever entwined in the public conscious with that other film. Maybe not “forever,” I guess, but certainly for a long time. I’ve seen The Prestige, saw […]

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Inside Man (2006)

I’m normally mixed about watching Spike Lee films. I often very happily go in to see them (well, I can’t say I’ve ever seen one in a theatre, so “going in” is technically not accurate, but you get the idea), but am wary of Spike’s attitude, of which I am not a fan. I’ve ranted […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Oh yes, here we go–R.C. is reviewing It’s a Wonderful Life, another Frank Capra movie and we just know he’s going to love it. No, I’d never seen it before–really. As I watched I knew I had not, in fact, seen anything more than a famous shot from the end that plays on a television […]

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Idle Hands (1999)

"These idle hands They do the devil's work and These idle hands They do a whole lot worse…" I've read some pretty lunatic reviews of this movie over time, like, "generic slasher" and "Scream is better" and I'm mystified. Maybe Ebert was actually right and there is a "Level One" viewer so intellectually incompetent they […]

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Iron Man (2008)

It’s highly unusual for me to review a film the year it comes out, and these days probably more unusual for me to buy it so close to its release date. I was suckered in by packaging exclusive to Target stores that mimics Iron Man’s shell-head (thus ending the majority of my Iron Man comic […]

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if…. (1968)

FOR THE CURIOUS: This film review is about two weeks late. I watched it two weeks ago, and simply haven’t gotten around to the review until now. A lesser window exists for the reviews to follow (The Toxic Avenger, an old favourite, and Saved!–oft-recommended and up my alley of interest) NOTE: For once, I give […]

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Isle of the Dead (1945)

I wandered away from the Val Lewton box set over the past weeks (well, I wandered away from watching films in general, but this in particular) and I'm not sure why, considering how pleased I was with all the ones I've seen so far. Still, it's what I did and that's that. I decided to […]

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I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Strangely, despite the fact that Val Lewton seemed to have a tendency to avoid the rather silly, exploitative titles that RKO would give him when actually producing the films they were to name, this line is actually in the movie. It feels just slightly uncomfortable, but, as usual, Lewton and cohorts have put together a […]

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Il Cartaio [The Card Player] (2004)

I’ve heard nasty, awful, bad, terrible things about Dario Argento’s work after the 80s, or at least from sometime in the 90s onward and generally avoided most (if not all) of it as a result. I jumped from classics like Suspiria and Profondo Rosso straight to his recent episodes of Masters of Horror, and could […]

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It Happened One Night (1934)

“YES! But don’t hold that against me, I’m a little screwy myself!” I’m still going about my Frank Capra watching in a strange fashion, It’s a Wonderful Life still way down my list–though moreso because it’s not a part of the box set that this film was (The Premiere Frank Capra Collection) than anything else. […]

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