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28/31: My Week With Marilyn
December 28, 2011 – 9:30 PM | 10 Comments
28/31: <I>My Week With Marilyn</I>

"…Actors." — everyone
Marilyn Monroe and her myth: spare me. I just really don't care. I have compassion for her, for what she must have gone through that opened that maw of insecurity and narcissism, but …

7/31: Meek's Cutoff
December 7, 2011 – 5:46 PM | 7 Comments
7/31: <I>Meek's Cutoff</I>

A one-star reviewer of Meek's Cutoff on the IMDb complained that there's no dialogue for the first 15 minutes. This is one of the many things I liked about the movie. These people have gotten …

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 …

ODR11 Ill-Advised Double Feature: Blue Valentine and 127 Hours
January 27, 2011 – 11:05 AM | 22 Comments
ODR11 Ill-Advised Double Feature: <I>Blue Valentine</I> and <I>127 Hours</I>

Death Race 45, Sarah 11; 1 of 24 categories completed
When "Blue Valentine" ended, I knew [Derek] Cianfrance had directed his actors, but I wasn't sure he'd done the hard work of writing (he's the cowriter).
Without …

Oscars 2011 Death Race Preview: Shutter Island
January 24, 2011 – 11:05 AM | 21 Comments
Oscars 2011 Death Race Preview: <I>Shutter Island</I>

It's tempting to blow Shutter Island off with a "there's no there there," but there's a there. It takes the script about an hour too long to arrive at, is the issue, and the story …