Tag Archives: Film

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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On LA LA LAND

How hard should a movie try to please its audience?  If movies are a diversion from the strains of real life–as so many people insist they are–is there such a thing as trying to hard? La La Land can serve as … 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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Dream Movie (Day 13)

Meryl Streep slips her dancing tongue between my lips as the cameras whir and since we’re going off script I lower my hand and grab her ass playfully but with authority she pulls back giggling and I hope we didn’t … Continue reading

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Ranking Some of the Best Picture Winners

The new parlor game, I guess, is ranking the Academy Awards’ Best Picture recipients, all 85 of them. Buzzfeed did an article, and that led to a lot of uproar on Twitter, as well as some fine lists from other … Continue reading

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I Hung My Head

Holy shit. I just laughed at Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, and I’m pretty sure that disqualifies me from having an opinion on anything from this point forward. I probably have to close this blog now, strip naked, and wander … Continue reading

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