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Haven’t Said Much About the Meaning of Life So Far

January 10th, 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: Animation · Black comedy · Cult favorite · Dreams and visions · Military · Music · No opening credits · Supernatural

Entering Dark Places

November 16th, 2010 · 2 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 · Coming of age · Crooked officer · Documentary · Dreams and visions · Military · Psychoanalysis · Shootout

Musicians Don’t Make Good Conspirators

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Roman Polanski was born August 18, 1933 in Paris. The sordid details of his flight from the United States in 1978 have often overshadowed discussion of the director’s work, which at the age of 77, includes one of the best films of 2010. Is he a world class filmmaker? In the month of August, I […]

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Tags: Based on book · Bathtub scene · Brother/brother relationship · Brother/sister relationship · Concert · Crooked officer · Military · Music · No opening credits · Train