Category Archives: The Good Stuff, and I Really Do Mean Good

FLAWED FILM FRIDAY: “Sorcerer” (1977)

  To be fair, it’s too easy to dismiss films in the 1970’s.  You hear about a film about big trucks, and you think Convoy, or Smokey and the Bandit, or possibly Duel (which is really good).  You hear about a … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “Redline” (2010)

  Wow.  Okay.  So … imagine, like, Speed Racer with much better animation (7 years worth, with 100,000 drawings), Deathrace 2000, but with much more bizarre yet likeable characters with impossible DA pompadours, the good parts of the pod race … Continue reading

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MOVIE MINI REVIEW: Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

  If you lived through the Michael Eisner years of Disney and survived with your love of animated Disney flicks intact without becoming completely jaded and losing your fairy dust altogether, then you should give this documentary a look. Using … Continue reading

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Good Stuff on TV: “Borgen” (Denmark)

Borgen (translated as the castle or the citadel) comes to us from Denmark, and is a series about the Danish political system.  The lead character, Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) is the head of the Moderate Party when she unexpectedly becomes … Continue reading

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TUES 12: What I learned from watching “Dr Mabuse: The Gambler” (1922)

1.  If you’re a master hypnotist, you might as well get your fingers into highly organized crime. 2.  A hypnotist worth his salt can hypnotize someone from another room. And right through the back of your head. 3.  The best … Continue reading

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Kids Who Kill, part 2: The Second One

Some time ago I wrote a lengthy entry about Kids Who Kill in the movies.  I have a love-hate relationship with children.  I don’t have any of my own besides the Hubster and the furchildren. I like other people’s kids … Continue reading

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TUES 12: What I Learned From Watching “American Psycho” (2000)

1. Apparently, not only were the 1980’s all about excess, no one ever listened to anything anyone said. 2. For the boys of Wall Street, it’s all about the business cards. Is it bone? Off-white?  Linen? Watermarked? And if you … Continue reading

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