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Entries Tagged as 'Ambiguous ending'

Fighting Imaginary Enemies

May 15th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Whoever said that talking about politics, religion or sex on a blind date was a bad idea could just have easily applied that rule to movies. Or maybe like Peter Venkman said, it’s more of a guideline than a rule. I caught two movies recently that were the flip side of the same coin: independently […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Animation · Coming of age · Crooked officer · Documentary · Gangsters and hoodlums · Interrogation · Mother/daughter relationship

A Complete Account of Nothing

January 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Portmanteau” is French for “coat rack”. Lewis Carroll appropriated the word in 1871 for Through The Looking Glass to explain two words merged into one; “chortle” is a portmanteau Carroll invented, while “Internet”, “blog” and “sexploitation” are three he did not. In the month of January, I’ll take a look at portmanteau films, where we […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Based on short story · Black comedy · Crooked officer · Drunk scene · Interrogation · Music

Not The Man I Dreamt I Might Be When I Was Young

December 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This month’s theme was hatched after yet another person with better taste than me recommended that I add the 2005 romantic drama Shopgirl to my queue. Looking for nine more films with similar themes, “Laundromat”, “Love Triangle” and “Shaving Legs” were all considered and rejected before I settled on “May December Romance”. So in the […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Midlife crisis · No opening credits · Road trip · Unconventional romance