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Too Late to Really Kill It

One has to feel for the producers of 1946 film The Killers.  While it’s true that not many films can claim to be the single adaptation of an Ernest Hemingway story that the great author truly liked, and it was also a commercial and critical success, one can’t help but feel that it is just another noir film in a decade full of them… and while T… 258 more words

Family Plot (USA, 1976)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock. * It all comes down to this. This is Hitchcock’s final picture, the latest of Late Hitchcock, and a film that I’ve heard so little about, I don’t think I’d ever heard it spoken before. 524 more words


Unquestionably manipulative, Detroit is nevertheless a devastatingly authentic expose of events in and around the Algiers Hotel, a late night Detroit drinking den, on the night of 25 July, 1967. 255 more words


F for Fake (1975)

Dir. Orson Welles, Cin. François Reichenbach & Gary Graver;
in English;
88 minutes.

Orson Welles in this film pioneered a genre I take for granted on lazy weekend mornings: the video essay. 71 more words


'Thor: Ragnarok'

The Marvel Comics domination of all things box-office continues unabated with the third instalment of the Thor stand-alones (although Thor: Ragnarok also features Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner /The Hulk). 101 more words


I Am Trying To Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco (USA, 2002)

Directed by: Sam Jones. Few music documentaries are as hallowed and legendary as this one. I thought I was catching up on music docs when I saw the… 307 more words

Geostorm (2017)

Dir. Dean Devlin, Cin. Roberto Schaefer;
in English.
109 minutes.

In this disaster of a movie, an obnoxious pretty-boy maverick no-bureaucratese scientist (Jeremy Renner) must save the day from evil, hyper-corporatized abusers of power. 87 more words