Monthly Archives: May 2012

This Week’s Movie: A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Immediately after watching John Cassvetes’ A Woman Under the Influence at Movie Klub, I was loathe to say that I liked it, even though my reaction to it was strongly positive. The film contains such gut-wrenching drama that it seems … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: AFTER LIFE

Fantasy films must have rules. The rules may be established slowly (Planet of the Apes) or the films may subsequently break the rules they’ve set up (Inception), but rules are necessary. I liked Hirokazu Kore-eda’s 1998 film After Life because … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: 12 MONKEYS

There may be no filmmaker as relentlessly uncompromising as Terry Gilliam. Perhaps being the only American member of Monty Python made him feel that he could succeed anywhere. Perhaps the immense financial success of his second non-Python feature Time Bandits … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: NINE QUEENS

Perhaps I’ve seen too many movies about con artists. That’s the only reason I can figure as to why I was only lukewarm towards the 2000 Argentine film Nine Queens. It’s a perfectly well-made heist film about a pair of … Continue reading

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