Monthly Archives: June 2013

Tape (2001) – dir. Richard Linklater

This is quite an intriguing chamber drama from Richard Linklater, proving for certain that in this case, less is more. The minimalist setting is more than made up for by three powerhouse performances from Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, and … Continue reading

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Grizzly Man (2005) – dir. Werner Herzog

Timothy Treadwell is a very fascinating individual, and Werner Herzog shows this very well. His choice of lifestyle to live among the grizzly bear population is all too easy to criticize, yet in ways it’s also incredibly admirable. The first … Continue reading

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Boyz n the Hood (1991) – dir. John Singleton

In an early scene in John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood, young Tre, Ricky, and Doughboy venture into a nearby neighborhood to check out an abandoned dead body among the streets. Immediately after this discovery, they are bullied by an … Continue reading

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Chronicle (2012) – dir. Josh Trank

I felt that the protagonists of Chronicle weren’t exactly given the best, smartest introduction. Moreover, the problems each individual had seemed to serve as mere extensions of their character, which weren’t used effectively in the post-reception of their telekinetic powers. The lone … Continue reading

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Brain Damage (1988) – dir. Frank Hennenlotter

It’s hard for me to come to terms on exactly what it is I liked about Frank Henenlotter’s Brain Damage. I’ve watched his Frankenhooker about a year ago (not the best introduction, I’ll admit), and had been looking forward to checking out more … Continue reading

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