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Entries from July 2009

A Tone Poem to Time Travel

July 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Primer (2004) Written by Shane Carruth Directed by Shane Carruth Running time: 77 minutes By Joe Valdez So, What’s This About? In suburban Dallas, Aaron (Shane Carruth) and Abe (David Sullivan) divide their time between jobs as software engineers with toiling in Aaron’s garage in a bid to develop a get-rich-quick gizmo. While their partners […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Ambiguous ending · No opening credits · Paranoia · Shot In Texas

She Didn’t Act Sexy, She Just Was Sexy

July 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Notorious Bettie Page (2006) Written by Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner Directed by Mary Harron Produced by Killer Films/ John Wells Productions/ HBO Films Running time: 91 minutes By Joe Valdez So, What’s This About? In 1955, a Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency convenes under the chairmanship of Senator Kefauver (David Strathairn). As infamous […]

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Tags: Interrogation · No opening credits

The Quest For An Unusual Romance

July 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Quid Pro Quo (2008) Written by Carlos Brooks Directed by Carlos Brooks Produced by Sanford-Pillsbury Productions/ HDNet Films Running time: 82 minutes By Joe Valdez So, What’s This About? “I don’t remember any of what I’m about to tell you. I only know what the police and coroner reports said.” So begins a personal remembrance […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Dreams and visions · Mother/daughter relationship · Museums and galleries · No opening credits · Paranoia · Unconventional romance