Monthly Archives: July 2013

This Week’s Movie: THE SCAPEGOAT

In a climate where even the middling sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect warrants a remake, it’s  appropriate that we watched a remake this week at Movie Klub. The novel The Scapegoat, by Daphne du Maurier (author of another novel that’s been made into a … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER

One of the toughest forms of comedy to pull off is what I like to call the “this thing is terrible” movie, where you make a certain style of movie or TV show, and the point is to make fun … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THE DEER HUNTER

Michael Cimino’s star did not burn for long, but it did burn bright. After writing and directing the solid crime-film success Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, his second feature The Deer Hunter won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. Then he delivered the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: JAWS

It’s said that Steven Spielberg’s Jaws changed filmmaker forever, ushering in the age of the summer blockbuster. I’m not so sure about that; Spielberg’s friend George Lucas had quite a bit to do with it as well. But there’s no question that … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: SHAME

Since appearing in Steve McQueen’s* 2008 feature debut Hunger, Michael Fassbender has proved that he can play the action badass (as Lt. Archie Hickox in Inglourious Basterds and Magneto in X-Men: First Class) the offbeat maybe-villain (as the android in Prometheus) and the romantic lead … Continue reading

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