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Prisoners: What else is missing
November 30, 2013 – 8:38 AM | 3 Comments
<em>Prisoners</em>: What else is missing

Movies' understanding of "working class" or "poor" interiors doesn't work; it's distracting. I'm talking about the physical design of the homes, the tables and couches. The implication is that the character or family in question …

Cinemarch Madness: Wilder Division Poll
March 21, 2013 – 9:57 AM | 13 Comments
Cinemarch Madness: Wilder Division Poll

And we end the prelims on a doozy. So many worthwhile votes! So many multiple-nomination entries!
So, let's start with the popular contenders. Boys Don't Cry is almost flawless as a film; I can't think of …

Back to School: High Art, SLaP, and more
September 8, 2011 – 6:57 AM | 13 Comments
Back to School: <I>High Art</I>, SLaP, and more

A roundup of what I've written and watched recently…

Oscars 2011 Death Race: Picks/Postmortem
February 27, 2011 – 10:59 AM | 13 Comments
Oscars 2011 Death Race: Picks/Postmortem

I didn't do so well on these last year, which I think is because of the Death Race, not in spite of it — but perhaps I can improve my percentages in '11. From a …

The King's Speech
February 9, 2011 – 11:52 AM | 31 Comments
<em>The King's Speech</em>

Death Race 31, Sarah 25; 11 (!) of 24 categories completed
What a triumph of casting The King's Speech is. Everyone looks perfect for his or her part — especially Guy Pearce as the abdicant, Eve …