Monthly Archives: October 2010

Jackass 3D (2010, Dir. Jeff Tremaine)

Review by Chris Rand I would be hard pressed to do a better job of intellectualizing the Jackass series than the NY Times. SO, here is the link to their piece leading up to Jackas 3D‘s MoMA screening: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/movies/10jackass.html There … Continue reading

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The Social Network (2010, Dir. David Fincher)

Review by Chris Rand There is not much left to say about The Social Network that has not already been said. Most of Fincher’s previous films – Fight Club, Seven, The Game – have not aged well at all, and … Continue reading

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Thief (1981, Dir. Michael Mann)

Review by Chris Rand Michael Mann is a frustrating director. His films sound great when described in a sentence or two, his style is unique and stunning at times, but his writing often chokes on it’s own self-aggrandizement. Thief is … Continue reading

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True Romance (1993, Dir. Tony Scott)

Review by Chris Rand While Tony Scott directed True Romance, it is a Tarantino film at it’s core: it follows two star-crossed lovers on a meandering adventure filled with delightfully funny/sadistic one-off characters played by a who’s-who of fabulous character … Continue reading

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The Town (2010, Dir. Ben Affleck)

Review by Chris Rand Ben Affleck’s latest directorial effort, The Town, is the glossiest and most meatheaded addition to the Boston-based crime drama sub-genre; populated by gems like The Departed, Mystic River, and Affleck’s own Gone Baby Gone. Affleck’s first … Continue reading

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