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Black Swan (2010)


Darren Aronofsky’s maddening adaptation of Swan Lake is certainly an expert piece of cinema. Not as philosophically overblown as The Fountain nor as preachy as… 100 more words

Film Reviews


30 years ago I watched the best sports movie ever. I even had the chance to visit some of the locations where it was filmed, I shot some hoops on the court where the final game was shot, I recorded one of my best friends score a three pointer (nothing but net) and met  one of the real players (the film is based on a true story). 76 more words

▣ Friends Til the End.

Main Features No 62

▣ Reviewing Beaches (1988)

Two 11-year-old girls meet on a beach becoming firm friends for 30 years through good and bad times.. 1,289 more words

Film Review

"The Stranger Beside Me"

The Stranger Beside Me (W.W. Norton & Company, 1980)

The world knew Ted Bundy to be a brutal serial killer, but for author Ann Rule, Bundy was a co-worker that she worked side-by-side with at a suicide hotline center. 139 more words


Boxcar Bertha 1972


American International Pictures

I first heard about Boxcar Bertha many years ago as I was paging through my book, “The Movie Railroads” (1981) by Larry Jensen. 560 more words

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

For F*** Magazine


Director : Alexandre Aja
Cast : Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aiden Longworth, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Aaron Paul, Julian Wadham, Barbara Hershey… 1,012 more words

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

3.5 out of 5 stars

What surprises me most is not that the Guillermo Del Toro/Tim Burton infused children’s tale turns out to be more of an adult whodunit thriller – and a good one too even though yours truly did guess the ending, not that I mind when it makes sense, but I digress – but that what I thought initially to be whiplash-inducing tonal unevenness of the film turns out to be a misjudgement on my part and that all those various elements and strands (murder mystery; family drama; quasi-supernatural fantasy; horror and probably more) come together in the final reels of the film producing something almost magically coherent and fascinating to watch. 174 more words