Category Archives: Reviews

Film of the Day: The Straight Story (1999)

BY ROGER EBERT / October 15, 1999 The first time I saw “The Straight Story,” I focused on the foreground and liked it. The second time I focused on the background, too, and loved it. The movie isn’t just about the … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: Let Me In (2010)

Let Me In BY ROGER EBERT / September 29, 2010 “Let Me In,” like the Swedish film that inspired it, deals brutally with the tragic life of the vampire. It’s not all fun, games and Team Edward. No lifestyle depending on … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Review by Harvey O’Brien PhD. Like Boys Don’t Cry, The Virgin Suicides is a film about an enclosed, ritualistic world which fascinates outsiders. In this case it is a feminine world, specifically the life of a Catholic family in the 1970s. They have … Continue reading

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Film of the Day: Monster´s Ball (2001)

With his performances in the Coen Brothers’ The Man Who Wasn’t There and now Monster’s Ball, Billy Bob Thornton has shown he’s able to command the screen with seemingly minimal effort. His ability to eliminate the flashy and unnecessary, stripping characters … Continue reading

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Alien Quadrology

Yesterday I acquired the infamous Alien Quadrology pack and I immediately set myself to see the first one. The one that originated everything and the one I still consider the best: Alien (from 1979!). It´s an amazing thriller set in … Continue reading

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Film of the Week: The Big Sleep (1946)

Continuing with the Humphrey Bogart theme, I recommend this amazing film noir directed by Howard Hawks. It´s the first film version, I believe, of a Raymond Chandler novel in wich Bogie plays the iconic Philip Marlowe.  I love these type … Continue reading

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Breaking, Making, and Killing Time in Pulp Fiction

Kevin Howley, DePauw University, USA In an essay written in 1964 titled “Are Movies Going to Pieces?” Pauline Kael laments what she calls the “creeping Marienbadism” of contemporary cinema. With characteristic wit and pointed prose, Kael laments the death of … Continue reading

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