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Margin Call
November 1, 2011 – 9:27 PM | Comments Off on Margin Call
<em>Margin Call</em>

I got a promotional email about Margin Call from Lincoln Center, and incorrectly assumed I could only see it there, therefore braving a Saturday audience at the Elinor Bunin Monroe Theater — a lovely facility …

Dog Days of Summer Movies: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
August 2, 2011 – 11:49 AM | 10 Comments
Dog Days of Summer Movies: <I>I Still Know What You Did Last Summer</I>

Please welcome Mark Blankenship of The Critical Condition to the curator's chair!
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Before I get to the plot of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, I need to address the title. You see, on …

Chop Sucky: The Sonny Chiba Double Feature
March 28, 2011 – 12:04 AM | 3 Comments
Chop Sucky: The Sonny Chiba Double Feature

I'd gotten used to thinking of Sonny Chiba movies as ponderous, shadowy wastes of time, but it occurred to me recently that maybe I remembered them unfairly. It's Chiba, for God's sake; it's not all …

The Verdict: Facts Not In Evidence
March 19, 2011 – 12:45 PM | 15 Comments
<I>The Verdict</I>: Facts Not In Evidence

Let's leave aside for a moment the fact that I could barely choose among the myriad vaguely pejorative courtroom-drama puns for the subhed, and focus on what makes The Verdict unique. It's not the acting, …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Virtuosity
December 20, 2010 – 10:04 PM | 6 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Virtuosity</I>

The Movie: Virtuosity
The Crush Object: William Fichtner, initially
The Story: LAPD is working with LETAC, a Halliburton-type software company, on developing a virtual-reality program that uses a composite virtual killer named SID 6.7 (Russell Crowe) to …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: The Runner
June 21, 2010 – 4:50 PM | 21 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>The Runner</I>

The Movie: The Runner
The Crush Object: Ron Eldard
The Story: Compulsive gambler Edward (Eldard), who has obviously chosen to continue living in Las Vegas, gets a job through his Uncle Rocco (Joe Mantegna) as a runner …