Posts Tagged ‘criticism’

Movie Review: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

November 27, 2013

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I don’t know what to say about this bizarre acid trip of a movie (dir. Russ Meyer).

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Written by Roger Ebert!

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Hollywood does weird scary sexy even deadly things to people!

3 hats and glasses.

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Movie Review: Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

November 27, 2013

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This movie (dir. Brian De Palma) is incredible. Very weird and hilarious. Very dark for a PG rating! This is a beautiful imagining of the Faust tale.

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This tiny cute but creepy dude Paul Williams plays the Devil character.

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My 70s crush Jessica Harper is the lead actress in it.

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All in all, a phenomenal, weird, and intriguingly cheesy film.

4.5 hats and glasses

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Movie Review: Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2008)

November 25, 2013

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Here is an interesting look at how the artwork of these painters was heavily influenced by motion pictures. (Dir. Arne Glimcher).

It was produced and narrated by Martin Scorsese.

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Personally, I have had trouble accepting or appreciating a lot of Picasso’s work. This is one of the first of several Scorsese-produced films that I have been on a kick watching lately. His documentaries about artists really help me appreciate some shit.

3 hats and glasses.

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Movie Review: The Wolverine (2013)

November 25, 2013

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This (dir. James Mangold) was actually pretty good. It’s set in Japan, c’mon.

3 hats and glasses

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Movie Review: Love and Death (1975)

November 22, 2013

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This film is a beautiful and hilarious parody and tribute to great Russian works. It is one of the Diane Keaton ones.

There is a great homage to Bergman, including specifically a reference to “Persona.” There is a shot with Keaton and Jessica Harper, who I have a crush on, posed in the famous perpendicular position that Liv Ullmann and that other lady do in the Bergman film.

4.5 hats and glasses

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Movie Review: Sleeper (1973)

November 22, 2013

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Possibly my favorite Woody Allen film.

5 hats and glasses.

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Movie Review: Quick Change (1990)

November 22, 2013

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Charming is how I would describe this film (dir. Bill Murray and Howard Franklin), starring Murray, Gina Davis, and Randy Quaid as bank robbers disguised as clowns and other things. It also has the grandpa I always wanted Jason Robards as the cop that’s chasing after the clever trio.

3 hats and glasses.

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Movie Review: Dressed to Kill (1980)

November 22, 2013

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Here is a psychological thriller (dir. Brian De Palma). It’s kinda corny. But here De Palma helps us fear showers and elevators. There are also lots of fun twists and stuff. The fabulous Michael Cain is in it!

3.5 hats and glasses

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Movie Review: Sisters (1973)

November 22, 2013

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Brian De Palma created a psychological thriller starring Margot Kidder who plays Siamese twins. It’s pretty rad, very strange.

4 hats and glasses

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Movie Review: Spider (2002)

November 22, 2013

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I have no idea what the eff this was about (dir. David Cronenberg).

1 hat and glasses

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