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The Definitive List of the 25 Best Movies of This Century

Because the critics at the New York Times have decided to list their favorite 25 movies of the 21st century, I am following suit.  Their list is interesting and wide-ranging, but, to my mind, flawed.  There are omissions (of course) and … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: ┬áLet the Fire Burn

   The first thing we see is a child, small for his age.  He sits quietly as a kindly man speaks to him about the camera that films them.  This is a deposition, we learn.  The boy is told only … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

After a long hiatus, Jesse and I are trying to bring back Cigarette Burns. No word on how frequently these reviews will appear, so enjoy them when they do. This review has spoilers of a sort, but this is not … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: The Savages

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Cigarette Burns: A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence is many things–a retelling of Pinocchio, a meditation on what makes us human, a story of childhood innocence struggling to survive the cruelty of the adult world–but above all else it is a story about love. All … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: Murderball

When Mark Zupan was 18, he passed out drunk in the back of his best friend’s truck. That friend, who was also drunk, never realized Mark was in the truck bed, even after the accident, which launched Zupan into a … Continue reading

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Cigarette Burns: Star 80

Paul Snider wants to be Big Time. He works out, dresses in expensive clothes, and practices small talk in the mirror. Trouble is, Paul gives off the vibe of a small town con man straining for something beyond his grasp. … Continue reading

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