Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

My interest in this film fluctuated wildly as I heard mixed reviews (I think, perhaps, the most mixed reviews I've ever heard–utter loathing and absolute love, but that's probably just the fault of my memory) and saw the cast and watched the trailer. Some faces and names were interesting (Anthony Stewart Head, Paul Sorvino, Bill […]

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Red River (1948)

“Take ’em to Missouri, Matt.” I’ve heard and read that quote a few times now–first I read it in Garth Ennis’ Preacher, one of the John Wayne quotes Jesse Custer’s father had him repeat as he tried to raise him with an appreciation for the Duke, and later in The Last Picture Show where the […]

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Robot Jox (1990)

I can’t for the life of me remember what it was, but there was a grocery store in my youth that my family did not go to often, being as it was a fair distance from our home. They, like a number of grocery stores I knew at that age, had a small movie rental […]

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Lola Rennt [Run Lola Run] (1998)

German is the language (other than English, of course) that I come closest to understanding without aid, though not enough to read or listen to it and fully understand. Part of this comes from an ear for similarities in sound that can tie words together, part comes from English’s Germanic origins and a fair bit […]

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Rabid (1977)

Early films by directors I admire seems to be the order of the day, at least so far. My impressions of Cronenberg have been wildly varied over the years, having seen most of his iconic films and even seeing the last two, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, in theatres. I watched Scanners and […]

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リング (Ringu) [Ring] (1998)

Oh goodness. This is an incredibly dangerous review for me, as most who know me know. Let me attempt to restrain myself from the natural response I have to reviewing this film and try to encapsulate my boundless irritation with the abysmal remake as follows: the American film (The Ring, of course) is a remake […]

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Deathline [aka Raw Meat] (1972)

While much is made of the dismal organization and general quality of a certain retail electronics and media establishment (one which I’ll forego naming in the interest of avoiding that as a subject of this review) especially as compared to their product-equivalent competitor, I’ve often noticed a more varied selection of horror wandering their shelves–generally […]

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Rumble Fish (1983)

I first watched this months and months ago, then re-purchased it when an edition with special features became reasonably priced, and decided this time I’d watch it when I wasn’t in prime danger of falling fast asleep due to exhaustion. I found the whole thing very interesting stylistically but simply could not find the energy, […]

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Raising Victor Vargas (2002)

When I first saw this movie sitting in a bin of ultra cheap DVDs, the title rang some kind of bell. I’m still not exactly sure what that bell was, because I have no idea even why I would have heard of this movie. Peter Sollett–a native Brooklynite–writes and directs the story of Victor Vargas […]

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