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Your Friend In Australia, Mary Daisy Dinkle

November 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Logging in to Netflix Instant for a movie to watch is like being hungry and shown to a food replicator. It doesn’t solve my problem — it introduces one thousand new ones. Luckily, I can see which genres are rated higher in nutritional content, in this case, 4 or 4 ½ star ratings out of […]

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Tags: Animation · Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Coming of age · Dreams and visions · Drunk scene · Midlife crisis · Mother/daughter relationship · Psychoanalysis · Road trip

Only Swords Can Settle Things Now

July 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

In the month of July, I take a look at films released in my very favorite film stock and aspect ratio: black & white in anamorphic. Unless they’re being financed with credit cards, movies are rarely shot like this anymore because they’re impossible to sell to television. Yet these dreams sneak onto Turner Classic Movies […]

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Tags: Black comedy · Crooked officer · Gangsters and hoodlums · Interrogation · Prostitute · Small town · Sword fight

Why Not A Space Flower?

June 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

In the month of June, Joe Valdez “takes over” programming of the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles with a series of double features on his favorite film themes. Here’s Part 2 of a bill featuring our friends the pod people. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Directed by Philip Kaufman Screenplay by W.D. Richter, […]

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Tags: Aliens · Ambiguous ending · Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Black comedy · Cult favorite · End of the world · Famous line · Forensic evidence · Paranoia · Psychoanalysis · Remake