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Europa Report

Aug 7, 2013 by

You should really just go see this movie right now.  I’m always complaining about how no one can make good sci-fi movies anymore, and then someone comes along and does something amazing like this.  I’m sure there are technical inaccuracies about this film, but I still think you’d be hard-pressed to find a more realistic space travel film.  I don’t want to give too...

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Upstream Color
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Upstream Color

Aug 7, 2013 by

First and foremost, you should go listen to Shane Carruth on KCRW’s The Treatment podcast, because that discussion is way better than anything you’re going to read here. With that out of the way, I’ll start by saying that I loved this film.  I do tend to love moody films, even when they sacrifice things like narrative and character accessibility,  so that’s no big surprise.  ...

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In Harm’s Way
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In Harm’s Way

Jun 11, 2013 by

I’ve been on a classic war movie kick of late…they’re just one of my guilty pleasures.  Even when they’re flag waving, chest thumping odes to a nationalistic fantasy, they still strike a chord installed in my childhood.  Hell is for Heroes, Year of the Dragon, Across the Pacific, Force 10 from Navarone, The Good Sheppard, The Desert Rats, Twelve O’Clock High.  I think I...

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David’s Top-Ten War Films
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In no particular order: The Thin Red Line –  Slow, pondering, beautiful. Stealing this one from Spencer, cause he’s a sucker. Kelly’s Heroes – Classic war adventure, one of Clint Eastwood’s best from the old days. And another steal from Spence’s list. Actually, we’re probably stealing these from our fathers, who both loved old World War II movies. Waltz With Bashir – Stylish and a...

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