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Paranoid’s Paradise

June 21st, 2011 · 6 Comments

“The companies, the majors, were afraid of it. They felt that it’s a downer, that the main character is going to be not very likable. And they also were suspicious about the genre, because they kept saying that the murder mystery plot isn’t very strong, which they were right about! They really wanted a murder […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Cult favorite · Drunk scene · Gigolo · Interrogation · Love Triangle · Murder mystery · Paranoia · Party Crashers · Reckless Driver · Reconstructing Crime Scene · Road trip · Unconventional romance · Vigilante

Cairo It Is

May 18th, 2011 · No 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: Interrogation · Midlife crisis · Road trip · Train · Unconventional romance

Thou Shalt Not

January 7th, 2011 · No 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: Animation · Cult favorite · Father/son relationship · Mother/son relationship · No opening credits · Supernatural · Unconventional romance