Monthly Archives: August 2011

This Week’s Movie: THE KING OF MASKS

As the Hong Kong film industry exploded in between 1983 and 1995 (the Golden Age, as some fans call it) with the help of action maestros such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and John Woo, it was easy to forget … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THE MAN FROM NOWHERE

Let’s say you have the films Taken and Leon: The Professional before you, and somehow you are able to get them to mate. Once their child is born, amputate all of the bad exposition it inherited from Taken, and all … Continue reading

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Movie Klub Klassic: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Originally shown March 17, 2010 David Mamet makes movies, but only because there’s more money in it than making plays. The Tony-winning playwright behind American Buffalo and Speed-the-Plow has been in the writing business since 1970, and according to his … Continue reading

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Movie Klub Klassic: THE HURT LOCKER

Originally shown February 10, 2010. Note: The last paragraph of this review contains a spoiler. The conventional wisdom goes that America does not want to see films about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.* This could be for any number … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

If the American Film Institute runs out of ideas to the point that they choose to make a list of 100 Most Harmless Movies, I have to think that Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure would be high on the list. … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: HAROLD AND MAUDE

Hal Ashby is a director who sneaks up on you. Maybe you’ve heard of him; his films were nominated for a total of 24 Academy Awards and won seven times, but drugs ruined his career before he became an A-list … Continue reading

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