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October 26, 2011 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments

Black Sabbath is one of those bands you don’t fuck with.  Sure, Ozzy’s kind of become a caricature of himself over the years and I can’t think of one mind blowing Sabbath song since Dio …

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The Rum Diary
October 28, 2011 – 11:29 am | No Comment
The Rum Diary

Johnny Depp gets some of his best moves playing a young incarnation of Hunter S. Thompson in The Rum Diary. Set in Puerto Rico during the late 1950s, Thompson arrives on the island to work …

Mozart’s Sister
October 28, 2011 – 11:08 am | No Comment
Mozart’s Sister

Mozart’s Sister (Nanneri, le soeur de Mozart) takes the conceit that the Mozart family was a traveling band of moochers living off the generosity of royal courts and aristocracy, all the while wowing their hosts …

DVD slight return 8.2
October 25, 2011 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

The 1955-1956 season of The Honeymooners was the only actual season where the show was called The Honeymooners and those 39 episodes constitute the show proper. But Jackie Gleason performed Honeymooners skits on his variety …

Austin Film Festival recap
October 25, 2011 – 2:17 am | No Comment

A recent trip to Austin for the Austin Film Festival was vital to recharge the cinematic and writing battery that I call my brain. The AFF specializes in screenwriting and the emphasis is on what …

Margin Call
October 23, 2011 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

I like films that unwind adhering to an Aristolean sense of unity of time and space. Margin Call takes place at a Gotham investment bank over a 24-hour period when they place the straw that …

Snowman
October 22, 2011 – 10:44 am | No Comment

Snowman wants to be an intellectual experience for pre-teens. This movie unwinds intently for kids. A boy, a bit of a hypochondriac, fights bullies and his own sense of worth. In the end he decides …

Take Shelter
October 20, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

We live in a time of upheaval and revelatory dreams. Take Shelter takes full advantage of this fact. Starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain Take Shelter unwinds in such an unnerving way you being to …

Zombie
October 19, 2011 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

It’s not unusual that the acquired taste of horror films is a sense that’s perfected by seeing a number of such films. Just like a cineaste appreciates art films the horror movie maven adjusts their …

The Legend is Born - Ip Man
October 18, 2011 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

The Legend is Born – Ip Man is the third Ip Man film in a series of Hong Kong films about the style of martial arts fighting known as Wing Chun. The Legend is Born …

The Swell Season
October 18, 2011 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

The Swell Season is as close to a sequel to the movie Once as you’re going to get. Only it’s not a sequel but rather a documentary that explores the aftermath of Once’s success and …