Category Archives: Rants & Raves

Where I, well, rant and rave about movies and movie related stuff – like reviews by others from other sites and things not recorded by Wordpress…

Twixt (2011)

“Twixt” is about dead-end roads and the distracted ambition of the travelers we find there in a makeshift world about middle grounds between dreams and the indecision of lost souls. We are invitees to the inky interiors of Coppola’s own perplexed life and the accumulated imaginings of his career. The result, while rewarding to Coppola aficionados and otherworldly adventurists, “Twixt” succeeds in ways and means that are simply not for everyone. Continue reading

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Stand Up for Pain in the Oblivion of Pines

I watch so many movies I often get swept up in the effort to write about all of them in an effective and coherent way. Monday to Wednesday and I’m already behind, by Friday I’ll be right back here scrambling. This time I’m micro-reviewing, a handful of celluloid with the films Oblivion, Pain & Gain, Stand Up Guys and The Place Beyond The Pines. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones

Prepare yourself for smart and articulate tones, a broad and artful universe taken masterfully from an adaptation that respectfully brings the source material to the screen. Faithful to followers and enticing to regular theater goers, the producers aptly marry art with history for a particular kind of pop eccentricity, blurring ‘what might have happened’ with ‘what could have’, the best kind of speculative realism that enjoys hearty fiction almost equally. Continue reading

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Lady Gaga’s Applause: Sanzen the Master Rings the Bell

When I staggered over the Kewpie Doll of Pop’s latest wizdom I was instantly compelled to object, no matter how much I might fall victim to her sticky web of sensationalism. I don’t know if a pop singer can ever be enlightened as such or even should strive for such purposeful independence – I mean it is from this sustenance of others that the cult of personality grows exponentially – the frothy romp of response to fans and critics stirred up. Continue reading

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Why Write About The Movies We Hate

Apparently I’m not alone. We hate our movies and love them for all sorts of reasons. People hate theaters and theater people, they hate other movie goers and especially critics; that goes for bloggers who are equally hated by the stodgy officials of film criticism, teachers and theorists and other bloggers too. We even hate the movies we love. Continue reading

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