Monthly Archives: July 2012

Howl (2010)

Directors: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman Writers: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman An interesting and unconventional take on the obscenity trial around Allen Ginsberg’s famous poem Howl.  While the trial is dramatized they also feature the reading of the actual … Continue reading

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Thinner (1996)

Director: Tom Holland Writers: Michael McDowell and Tom Holland (Based on a novel by Stephen King) Pretty dumb movie.  Some decent make up effects but just gets sillier and sillier as it goes.  This was one of the “Bachman Books”, … Continue reading

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Halloween II (1981)

Director: Rick Rosenthal Writers: John Carpenter & Debra Hill A pretty alright sequel to the slasher classic.  I think the reputation of its quality is a bit overblown but its pretty good.  I think its better than it should be … Continue reading

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Another Earth (2011)

Director: Mike Cahill Writers: Brit Marling & Mike Cahill Brit Marling blew up at Sundance last year with this and Sound of My Voice both playing at the festival.  She stars in and co-wrote both of them.  Another Earth has … Continue reading

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Cliffhanger (1993)

Director: Renny Harlin Writers: Michael France and Sylvester Stallone (Story by Michael France and Premise by John Logan) First time watching this and I actually thought it was pretty alright!  I guess I was expecting cheesy dumb action, which I guess … Continue reading

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The Woman in Black (2006)

Director: James Watkins Writers: Jane Goldman (Based on a novel by Susan Hill) Pretty decent classic style ghost story.  Made me just a few times.  Really great atmosphere.  I am glad to see Radcliffe doing some post Potter work.

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Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians (2011)

Director: Bryan Storkel A documentary about a team of professional blackjack players.  The hook is that they are also devout Christians.  I like the premise but it doesn’t really get that deep into it.  They talk about card counting and … Continue reading

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