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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”

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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”

SOUND BITES: Donnie Darko

It’s rare for a movie that isn’t a musical to use a song in its entirety (outside the credits). In fact, it’s hard to think of more than a few examples. But two of the best examples come from the same movie. Continue reading “SOUND BITES: Donnie Darko”

REVIEW: Phantom Thread

When it comes to PT Anderson movies, I can’t help myself. As soon as a trailer is posted, I watch it. But the marketing for his movies in recent years has misled audiences, so that it takes more than one viewing to appreciate the movie for what it actually is.

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REVIEW: Andre the Giant

How did a boy from a small town in France become the Eighth Wonder of the World?

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REVIEW: A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place is a horror movie that does something a little different.

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REVIEW: Werewolf

Werewolf is the gritty and absorbing first feature film from writer/director Ashley McKenzie. Continue reading “REVIEW: Werewolf”

REVIEW: The Neon Demon

There aren’t many movies you come away from thinking, well, I’ve never seen anything like that before. The Neon Demon is one of them.

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REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island

There’s a fantastic movie full of revolutionary special effects about a giant ape discovered on a remote island full of monstrous creatures. That movie is called King Kong, and it came out in 1933. Continue reading “REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island”

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