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Entries from January 2010

A Jewish Girl and a Nazi Officer

January 31st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Black Book (2006) Written by Gerard Soeteman & Paul Verhoeven Directed by Paul Verhoeven Produced by San Fu Maltha, Jens Meurer, Teun Hilte, Jeroen Beker, Frans van Gestel, Jos van der Linden Running time: 145 minutes Should I Care? At the age of 67, Paul Verhoeven got his filmmaking groove back by following the flight […]

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Tags: Crooked officer · Femme fatale · Interrogation · Military · Music · Shootout · Train · Unconventional romance · Woman in jeopardy

Reimagining the Softcore Cable Porn Movie

January 24th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Frederic Raphael, inspired by the novel Traumnovelle by Arthur Schnitzler Directed by Stanley Kubrick Produced by Stanley Kubrick Running time: 159 minutes Should I Care? Even with its question marks, the thirteenth and final film from Stanley Kubrick — director of 2001: A Space Odyssey, A […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Femme fatale · Forensic evidence · Interrogation · Paranoia · Prostitute · Rated X

Too Much Substance for Some People

January 17th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Dark City (1998) Screenplay by Alex Proyas and Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer, story by Alex Proyas Directed by Alex Proyas Produced by Andrew Mason, Alex Proyas Running time: 103 minutes (theatrical version)/ 111 minutes (Director’s Cut) Should I Care? In the sub-genre of alternate universe movies, Dark City demands to be seen with […]

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Tags: Aliens · Alternate universe · Bathtub scene · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Femme fatale · Interrogation · Man vs. machine · Murder mystery · Prostitute