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Entries from December 2009

Young-Person-on-Existential-Journey

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Laurel Canyon (2003) Written by Lisa Cholodenko Directed by Lisa Cholodenko Produced by Antidote Films/ Kuleshov Productions MPAA rating: “R for sexuality, language and drug use” Running time: 103 minutes Should I Care? Watching Lisa Cholodenko’s sophomore film the year it was released, I didn’t care much for it. Laurel Canyon never picks up the […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Coming of age · Mother/son relationship · Music · Psychoanalysis

The Darkest Moments Any of Us Can Imagine

December 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Dead Girl (2006) Written by Karen Moncrieff Directed by Karen Moncrieff Produced by Pitbull Pictures/ Lakeshore Entertainment MPAA rating: “R for language, grisly images and sexuality/nudity” Running time: 85 minutes Should I Care? A somber mediation on all things death — physical, spiritual, emotional — The Dead Girl captures the vibe of a particularly […]

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Tags: Forensic evidence · Midlife crisis · Mother/daughter relationship · Murder mystery · Prostitute · Psycho killer