Category Archives: Movies

Blade Runner (1982)


I first saw Blade Runner (the director’s cut) when I was in high school, when DVDs were in their infancy and I was just starting to get into film. Being a fan of sci-fi, I had high hopes.

I hated it.

Now, almost ten years later, I gave it another shot. This time, the final cut (the movie exists in at least seven versions). Continue reading

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)


Director Arthur Penn’s 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde is widely considered the jump-start of the New Hollywood Cinema movement, in which young directors introduced the world to a sometimes dark, cynical, violent and sexual  style of American film-making that shocked the cinematic consciousness after decades of Hollywood studio spectacle and razzle-dazzle. Continue reading

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North By Northwest (1959)


Screenwriter Ernest Lehman set out to write “The Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures,” and in many ways he succeeded. From the funky green opening credits, to the closing shot of a train entering a tunnel (phallic symbol anyone?), North By Northwest is the most invigorating and exciting movie by Alfred Hitchcock. Continue reading

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


Slumdog Millionaire wasn’t the best movie of 2008. Movies like The Dark Knight and The Wrestler, neither of which were nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, packed a much larger emotional and cinematographic wallop.

But that doesn’t mean Slumdog wasn’t great. Continue reading

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Brüno (2009)

***WARNING: Not safe for work!***


It was only a matter of time. Sacha Baron Cohen is back for the big screen adaptation of his Brüno character, after an awful Ali G movie and an absolutely hilarious and groundbreaking Borat movie. Continue reading

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