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The French Connection: Le thrill of le chase
June 1, 2015 – 8:56 AM | 8 Comments
<em>The French Connection</em>: Le thrill of le chase

The French Connection has kept itself in the classic-films discussion for the better part of five decades based on a single car chase.

14/31: Runner, Runner
January 14, 2015 – 5:55 PM | 7 Comments
14/31: <em>Runner, Runner</em>

What is it about gambling-related B movies with the word “runner” in the title? Why can’t they suck less?

13/31: Bad Girls
January 13, 2015 – 5:59 PM | 3 Comments
13/31: <em>Bad Girls</em>

Couch Baron and I planned to do a dialogue-style review of Bad Girls, but then CB fell asleep.

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September 5, 2012 – 6:22 PM | One Comment
A Word From Our Sponsors: Blue Host

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Girls 105: For the story
May 14, 2012 – 10:04 AM | One Comment
<I>Girls</I> 105: For the story

From my recap of last night’s kind-of-off episode of Girls, “Hard Being Easy,” over at Press Play:
The Marnie/Charlie storyline picks up shortly after the end of the last episode, and it’s well done—but it has …

Myra Breckinridge: Beyond the Valley of the Vidal
March 19, 2012 – 4:44 PM | 6 Comments
<I>Myra Breckinridge</I>: Beyond the Valley of the Vidal

You could view Myra Breckinridge as a nervy meta-commentary on identity in Hollywood, on narrative recycling, on the tragic self-regard of the heroine of Sunset Boulevard, on the rejections of the aged and the outlier. …

29/31: The tin ear of The Iron Lady
December 29, 2011 – 4:05 PM | 8 Comments
29/31: The tin ear of <I>The Iron Lady</I>

“One must be brave if one is to take the wheel.” — Margaret Thatcher, teaching her daughter to drive, and the rest of us how not to write
Imagine the movies that the life of Margaret …

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 …

11/31: J. Edgar
December 11, 2011 – 4:22 PM | 15 Comments
11/31: <em>J. Edgar</em>

I have no idea what the movie is trying to do. I only know that it fails on almost every level save the acting, and even that isn’t great; it’s merely not as disastrous as …

1/31: What The Descendants Gets Wrong
December 1, 2011 – 11:55 AM | 26 Comments
1/31: What <I>The Descendants</I> Gets Wrong

Everything. K, great: on to Film #2!
…Fine, it doesn’t get everything wrong. It’s not necessarily objectively terrible. The writing does a handful of things I can’t stand, though, and starts doing them immediately, so I …