Monthly Archives: October 2011

A very old movie for a very old season

Nosferatu (1922) Dir: F.W. Murnau Stars: Max Schrek, Gustav von Wangenheim and Greta Schroeder I think this must be the oldest film I’ve ever commented on, but it’s not the oldest movie I’ve ever seen: as if I needed to … Continue reading

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“Welcome to the Layer Cake, son…”

  Layer Cake (2004) * Burke Favorite * Dir: Matthew Vaughn Stars: Daniel Craig, Colm Meany, Michael Gambon, Jamie Foreman, Sienna Miller and Tom Hardy This is just my kind of movie: I understand this British caper movie with drug … Continue reading

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Related to our discussion on film violence – Insidious & Drive

  Insidious (2011) Dir: James Wan Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Bryne, Lin Shaye and Barbara Hershey Insidious – Trailer Drive (2011) Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn Stars: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman Drive – Trailer … Continue reading

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It’s not about time travel

  Source Code (2011) Dir: Duncan Jones Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Lewis The credits start and there are numerous overhead shots of both downtown Chicago, and a commuter train headed for the city.  As the … Continue reading

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That “Who is THIS guy???” Role

American Psycho (2000) Dir: Mary Harron Stars: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Josh Lucas, Chloe Sevigny and Jared Leto I feel like many mainstream actors share this type of role early on in their career: it’s edgy, probably violent or shocking in some … Continue reading

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A briefer, more efficient post – perhaps the first of many…

No Strings Attached (2011) Dir: Ivan Reitman Stars: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell and Kevin Kline Author’s Note: The title of this post alludes to my intention to post a bit more often with perhaps less detail … Continue reading

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