Monthly Archives: November 2011

Movie Klub Klassic: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Originally shown September 23, 2009. This review spoils a plot development that the movie intends to be unclear for about half of its running time. However, that same development is spoiled in almost every review of this movie. I would … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movies: HEROES OF THE EAST and THE IRON GIANT

A special Thanksgiving treat this week at Movie Klub: a double feature! First we watched the 1978 Shaw Brothers kung-fu classic Heroes of the East, and then after a pizza dinner we watched Brad Bird’s 1999 debut feature The Iron … Continue reading

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Movie Klub Klassic: HANNAH AND HER SISTERS

Originally shown November 24, 2010 To get professional curmudgeon Woody Allen to give thanks for anything is like pulling teeth. That makes it doubly strange that one of my favorite of Allen’s movies – and, until the success of the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: MEAN GIRLS

Yes, yes, Lindsay Lohan screwed up her movie career and is now reduced to posing in Playboy. With that out of the way, can we talk about her best film, 2004’s Mean Girls? Because it’s actually a lot of fun.

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This Week’s Movie: SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

The Gene Kelly classic Singin’ in the Rain reminds me of how little difference there is between dance movies and martial-arts movies. In both cases, you can’t fake it: at some point a physically skilled performer has to do his … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: CASABLANCA

It all starts here, people. Every cliche that you’ve seen in every movie in your whole life starts here, in Casablanca. And not just on-screen cliches, either: every time you hear about a movie being written on-the-fly during shooting, as … Continue reading

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