Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fallen Angels (1995, Wong Kar-wai)

Review by Chris R Fallen Angels, Wong Kar-wai’s sequel/companion piece to the perfect Chungking Express, is a super sexy, delectable film. Like its predecessor, the stories of Fallen Angels are simple and easy to follow, but less important than the … Continue reading

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Intolerable Cruelty (2003, Joel and Ethan Coen)

Review by Chris Rand Coen brother enthusiasts often cite Intolerable Cruelty and The Ladykillers as their weakest films or certainly their worst consecutive films (this pair of films were made between the underrated The Man Who Wasn’t There and the … Continue reading

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The Shooting (1966, Monte Hellman)

Review by Chris Rand The Shooting holds an interesting place between the classic Hollywood Westerns of the 1950’s and early 60’s and the acid-drenched Westerns of the 90’s and aughts: while the costumes and initial premise of the film feel … Continue reading

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Rango (2011, Gore Verbinski)

Review by Chris Rand When the first trailers for Rango came out I scoffed and immediately wrote it off as a terrible Dreamworks-y animated film ala Despicable Me or anything else of that ilk. Then, reviews started coming out saying … Continue reading

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Paul (2011, Greg Mottola)

Review by Chris Rand Paul continues the streak of heartfelt and wildly funny genre parodies (homages may be more accurate) starring Simon Peck and Nick Frost, but it is their first without director Edgar Wright. Instead, Greg Mottola directs the … Continue reading

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The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi, 2011)

Review by Alex P. I’m in the dead center on this one; it’s simultaneously a pleasant surprise and a major disappointment.  I was kinda hoping to avoid it, mainly because the trailer made it look like nothing more than the … Continue reading

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The Killer (1989, Dir. John Woo)

Review by Chris Rand John Woo’s style has been referenced and parodied ad nauseum since the peak of his success with Face/Off, but in The Killer it is Woo’s influences on full display: the film makes visual and narrative allusions … Continue reading

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