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The Crushed Film Festival presents: The Vanishing (U.S.)
March 5, 2013 – 5:02 PM | 5 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>The Vanishing</I> (U.S.)

The Movie: The Vanishing (U.S.)
The Crush Object: Kiefer Sutherland
The Story: Barney Cousins (Jeff Bridges) rehearses an abduction using ether and a bunch of Ted Bundy-ish props, and is generally a creeper. Not coincidentally, Jeff (Kiefer) …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Far From Heaven
July 12, 2012 – 1:59 PM | 13 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Far From Heaven</I>

The Movie: Far From Heaven
The Crush Object: Dennis Quaid
The Story: Cathy Whitaker (Julianne Moore) has the perfect late-'50s life — married to a TV-company exec (Quaid), admired by friends and society-page scribes for her flawlessly …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Tex
March 26, 2012 – 8:06 AM | 23 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Tex</I>

The Movie: Tex
The Crush Object: Jim Metzler
The Story: Tex McCormick (Matt Dillon, rocking the standard-issue lank-haired butt-cut of the era) is having the customary operatic S.E.-Hinton-verse adolescence: his mother died of pneumonia when he was …

31 Days, 31 Films
November 29, 2011 – 12:13 PM | 9 Comments
31 Days, 31 Films

…Because we're stupid, that's why.
Okay, seriously: Couch Baron and I decided each to write up one film for every day in December. For him, it's a way to get a jump on Oscar season; for …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Rounders
July 14, 2011 – 4:37 PM | 15 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Rounders</I>

The Movie: Rounders
The Crush Object: Goran Visnjic
The Story: Law student Mike (Matt Damon) is also a savant poker player torn between his natural ability at — and affinity for — the card-playing life and a …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Mystery, Alaska
June 29, 2011 – 7:50 PM | 13 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Mystery, Alaska</I>

The Movie: Mystery, Alaska
The Crush Object: Ron Eldard
The Story: Co-written by David E. Kelley and directed by Jay Roach (Meet the Parents), Mystery, Alaska opens on the town awaiting the arrival of a Sports Illustrated …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Taps
May 5, 2011 – 4:30 PM | 18 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Taps</I>

The Movie: Taps
The Crush Object: Timothy Hutton
The Story: Brian Moreland (Hutton), a rising senior at Bunker Hill Military Academy, has just gotten a promotion to head cadet; he even got to sip brandy and shoot …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Practical Magic
April 11, 2011 – 7:45 PM | 31 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Practical Magic</I>

The Movie: Practical Magic
The Crush Object: Goran Visnjic
The Story: Sally and Gillian Owens (Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, respectively) struggle with their family legacy. Not only do they come from a long line of witches, …

The Crushed Film Festival presents: Backdraft
December 29, 2010 – 12:41 AM | 16 Comments
The Crushed Film Festival presents: <I>Backdraft</I>

The Movie: Backdraft
The Crush Object: Kurt Russell
The Story: The Netflix plot summary pretty much covers it: "[Firefighter] brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey (William Baldwin and Kurt Russell) are battling each other over past slights while …

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 …