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SHORTS: Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade

Billy Bob Thornton won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 1996 for writing Sling Blade. But it wasn’t the first time he played Karl Childers on film. Continue reading “SHORTS: Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade”

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REVIEW: Black Cop

Satire is too flippant a word to describe Black Cop. It’s a protest movie.

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REVIEW: The Child Remains

The Child Remains has about as disturbing an opening scene as you’re likely to find. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Child Remains”

REVIEW: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is stranger and more intense than any psychological thriller in recent memory. Continue reading “REVIEW: The Killing of a Sacred Deer”

SOUND BITES: “Where is My Mind?” from Fight Club

“You met me at a very strange time in my life.” Continue reading “SOUND BITES: “Where is My Mind?” from Fight Club”

REVIEW: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

Nursing assistant Ruth comes home from work to discover her house has been burglarized. Missing are her laptop, her medication and her late aunt’s silverware set. But recovering the items is not enough. She also demands “for people not to be assholes.” Continue reading “REVIEW: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore”

REVIEW: What We Do in the Shadows

There are many reasons why this movie shouldn’t work, which makes it even more impressive that it’s so good. Continue reading “REVIEW: What We Do in the Shadows”

REVIEW: Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country is the fascinating documentary of a cult that denies it’s a cult, following a religion that denies it’s a religion, and which moves from India to rural Oregon in the early 1980s to build its own Utopian city with a seemingly endless supply of money. Continue reading “REVIEW: Wild Wild Country”

MOVING VIOLATIONS: Goodfellas

Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas is damn near a perfect movie. So when I watched it recently for, oh, I’d say maybe the 50th time, I was surprised to discover a small continuity error I’d never noticed before in what might be the movie’s most famous scene.  Continue reading “MOVING VIOLATIONS: Goodfellas”

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