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0260 | Jack Reacher

Oh Tom. I’ve got to take my hat off to you, it’s a tough ask to deliver lines like ‘You think I’m a hero? I am not a hero. 1,039 more words


Movie Blog: This Week's Best Bets

April is fast approaching, and that means the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival needs to be on every Minnesota cinephile’s radar.

The festival runs from April 9-25, and it features, like, a thousand movies across a spectrum of programs, each of which focuses on a different area of world cinema (Nordic, African, Latino, American) or a topic, such as women in film or LGBTQ issues. 636 more words


Hard to Be a God (German 2013)

Hard to Be a God takes the bare armature of Boris and Arkady Strugatsky’s 1964 novel of the same name – human observers embedded among the population of an alien world, which resembles the terrestrial middle ages and in which the first traces of a Renaissance are being brutally expunged – and does something remarkable with it. 655 more words


Life Itself: A Life Shared With All

I’ve cried three times at the passing of a celebrity. Once when the sweet, soulful voice of Luther Vandross was silenced; and again when I heard Robin Williams would never tell another joke. 711 more words


Great Movie Scenes #004: Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Presented without comment. Okay maybe one thing: I hope that if I ever go deranged and disappear I would like Werner Herzog to narrate it. He seems to be into that kind of thing what with this movie and Grizzly Man.

Aguirre: What Was God Up To?

Aside from his (harrowing) texting-while-driving PSA, Werner Herzog’s oeuvre has been an unexplored jungle to me.  I know what he’s about, and I’ve read/watched interviews, but I’d never actually sat through one of his movies until last night.   1,037 more words

Queen of the Desert Review

Remember the great disaster movies of the 1970’s, films like The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, and Earthquake? The formula was simple: put as many stars as you could find in the path of a natural disaster and let God and Irwin Allen sort out the winners and losers. 935 more words