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DVD review: Slither

Posted by Jonathan On August - 17 - 2006

slither“That is some fucked-up shit.” Slither‘s hero Nathan Fillion eloquently sums up this gooey B-movie horror pastiche, in which man-eating worms from outerspace (stay with us) invade Michael Rooker’s body (stay…) and transmogrify redneck townsfolk into symbiotic zombie cannibals (okay, you can go now). Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: Mean Streets SE

Posted by Jonathan On April - 17 - 2006

meanstreetsShot for half The Aviator’s lunch budget, Scorsese’s breakout gangster movie reminds us why the former-would-be priest is, and always will be, the patron saint of American cinema. In 1973, it helped ignite the New Hollywood mojo and three decades later, Mean Streets still blazes with raw, kicky exuberance. Still the definitive New York movie. Still the vital blueprint for Scorsese’s entire career. Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: Cronos

Posted by Jonathan On April - 23 - 2005

cronosGuillermo del Toro loves movies. Loves making them and – maybe even more so – loves talking about them. On the Cronos DVD’s hour-long interview, the Mexican filmmaker’s jaw flaps joyously about… everything. Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: The Bourne Supremacy

Posted by Jonathan On December - 18 - 2004

bournesupResurrecting the raw, urgent realism of Doug Liman’s original anti-thriller, Brit director Paul Greengrass puts Matt Damon’s amnesiac assassin back in the crosshairs. Only this time, framed for murder by the CIA, it’s Bourne’s turn to play the hunter. Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: Roger Dodger

Posted by Jonathan On December - 17 - 2003

rogerdodgerCorrosive, funny and provocative in the extreme, debut writer/director Dylan Kidd‘s dual coming-of-age odyssey was 2003’s standout indie belter. It gives us Roger (Campbell Scott), a sexual super-predator prowling the Manhattan urban jungle: razor tongue, velvet cynicism and (of course) buried self-hatred. Who better to take his timid 16-year-old nephew Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) on an unforgettable night of seduce-and-destroy cherry-bursting? Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: The Bourne Identity SE

Posted by Jonathan On June - 18 - 2003

bourneidentityWhen Jason Bourne was first hooked out of the Mediterranean sea with bullet-holes in his body and plot-holes in his brain, few would have wagered that a) Matt Damon could convince as an amnesiac action-man and b) that The Bourne Identity could convince as a sleek spy thriller. But convince they do, with blistering unarmed combat, screeching chases and moral mugginess unfolding against a vivid European backdrop. Read the rest of this entry »

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