Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:05
It’s very funny and completely charming.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 05 March 2014 20:59
The residents have problems of the type you would expect to find in a fictional portrayal of this kind of facility, just as the barracks in World War II films always had a guy from Brooklyn and one from Texas.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:54
Watching The Gene Autry Show feels like visiting an old friend, even if you’ve never seen this particular program before.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 28 February 2014 00:28
While many purists prefer the original Japanese language track on Miyazaki’s films, I’ve by and large always been fine with the dubs Disney has done, as they tend to have high production values and usually have good actors as well.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 28 February 2014 00:02
The real star of the film is the documentary footage of locations never before seen by most White people.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 24 February 2014 22:44
For those who are experts on the Nixon era, Our Nixon will be a garden of delights, with each clip triggering memories and associations.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 24 February 2014 14:19
If that sounds radical to you, consider this: since 2003, in New Zealand, prostitution has been legal, as is operating a brothel and street solicitation.
Written by Adrienne Jones Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:56
Parents are clueless, over-sexed or try too hard to connect with their kids, teachers are helpful oddballs and lurking among the cool kids is a gay guy just waiting to get out.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:19
For those new to the film, Birth of the Living Dead is a great introduction to Romero lore, although due to numerous spoilers you should probably watch Night of the Living Dead before you watch this film.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:02
As long as it stays in infomercial mode, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is both entertaining and informative—it’s quite specific about how the drug trade works, and features everyone from Russell Simmons to Freeway Rick Ross (the guy who invented crack) to an array of lawyers, policemen, and others whose living depends in whole or in part on the drug trade.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 06 February 2014 12:05
Instead, you get a lot of eye candy and a glimpse into the lives of some friendly, pleasant people who seem to be pretty blessed by life. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is the film for you.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 03 February 2014 08:14
Even if you have an endless appetite for documentaries about New York (as I do), watching Men at Lunch can be disappointing because there’s so much speculation backed up by so little proof, and so many topics broached without resolution.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 December 2013 11:18
It’s enough to make you wish the variety show would make a comeback.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 23 December 2013 19:35
Like The Falls, Testament of Love has the feel of a modestly-budgeted television production that succeeds thanks to its sincerity and the likeability of its lead actors.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:44
Watching Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark is like being a kid hiding on the staircase and watching an adult dinner party.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:37
The series seems like a good fit for American audiences — plenty of action, improbable plots, lots of beautiful blondes, and a charmingly relaxed attitude toward sex.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 24 November 2013 19:29
The problem is that for all those virtues, Parkland is not particularly interesting after the first 15 minutes or so.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 24 November 2013 19:09
The most interesting of the three films is A Bucket of Blood because it preserves on film a theatrical version of beatnik life.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:14
But no one comes to MST3K looking for lessons, and this box set is particularly generous with bad films (six in all) and extras.
Written by Brittany Larimore Tuesday, 19 November 2013 23:36
It suffers from predictable material, unequal pacing within the script, and a naïve approach to political discussions.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 15 November 2013 17:27
Nosferatu is a masterpiece of silent cinema that includes some of the creepiest images ever recorded on film.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 04 November 2013 11:31
He’s never less than intriguing, and always leaves you with the impression that whatever you already know about him, there’s still much more yet to be discovered.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 03 November 2013 19:41
The statutory rape conviction is the elephant in the room throughout.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 20 October 2013 09:47
Its general tone of hipsterish pleasantness is a welcome sign of how much gay life has changed in 45 years.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 11 October 2013 13:47
Shout at the Devil is tedious in a way that no amount of gun fights, shipwrecks, crocodile attacks, or cartoonish camera mugging can help.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 07 October 2013 20:51
The ending is surprisingly affecting, and it played well in my memory long after having seen it.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 03 October 2013 19:18
This may not be the most original of series, but watching it play out is fun.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 19:09
Location shooting (mostly in Ragusa) is a big part of the show’s appeal.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 19:00
It’s good but undemanding adult fun, if wacky gangsters are your thing.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:48
There’s nothing really wrong with Bob’s New Suit, but there’s nothing terribly compelling about it either.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:41
Apart from the choice of film, what you get with Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is what you get with every episode of the television series.
Written by Adrienne Jones Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:21
Sinbad is so staid that the mood makes most attempts at levity feel false and manages to sap all of the swashbuckling adventure from the series.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 29 August 2013 20:38
The Idolmaker isn’t a musical in the classic, burst-into-random-song sense, but the doo-woppie, early pop/rock sounds of the film are very important.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:39
It’s a fitting tribute to one of the true masters of comedy.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 28 August 2013 00:09
An American Ghost Story is a very genre-aware film, and exploits the conventions of the haunted house film quite well.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 19 August 2013 17:25
You don’t have to be up to date with British politics to enjoy The Thick of It, because the character types, and the battles they fight, exist in many other situations.
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