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Entries from September 2009

Two Powerful Brothers

September 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Talk to Me (2007) Screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa and Kasi Lemmons (uncredited), story by Michael Genet Directed by Kasi Lemmons Produced by Pelagius Films/ Mark Gordon Company/ Sidney Kimmel Entertainment Running time: 118 minutes So, What’s This About? At Lorton Reformatory in 1966, Dewey Hughes (Chiwetel Ejiofor) grudgingly puts in a visit […]

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Tags: Concert · Drunk scene

A Soldier’s Point of View

September 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Stop-Loss (2008) Written by Mark Richard & Kimberly Peirce Directed by Kimberly Peirce Produced by Peirce Pictures/ Scott Rudin Productions/ MTV Films Running time: 112 minutes So, What’s This About? While manning a checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a U.S. Army infantry unit is sucked into an ambush in which three of its […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Father/son relationship · Military · No opening credits · Road trip · Shootout · Shot In Texas · Small town

Some Basic Feminist Thing

September 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Personal Velocity (2002) Screenplay by Rebecca Miller, based on her book Directed by Rebecca Miller Produced by Blue Magic Pictures/ Goldheart Pictures/ InDigEnt Running time: 86 minutes So, What’s This About? In the first of three portraits of women in a state of flux, Delia (Kyra Sedgwick) leaves an abusive husband with her three children […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · Drunk scene · Father/daughter relationship · Mother/daughter relationship · Road trip