Les Mauvais Joueurs (Gamblers)

I rented this film because I thought the Chinese/Vietnamese/French actress Linh Dan Pham is quite strong in The Beat that My Heart Skipped and I wanted to check out what else she’s done. I came across this 2005 film… Les Mauvais Joueurs (Gamblers). Very small release. Won the Manfred Salzgeber Award at Berlin…..what ever the […]

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Thriller – A Cruel Picture AKA They Call Her One Eye Review

Synapse Films, along with Blue Underground, are the two greatest DVD labels out there…not only re-releasing the best of cult and mondo films from the past but also delivering them with beautiful transfers, lots of extras…basically lots of love. Synapse Films released this last year… a Swedish exploitation film from 1974 starring the soft core […]

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Imprint – Masters of Horror Review

This is the Masters of Horror installment that Showtime refused to show. I was very skeptical…thinking that it couldn’t be that hardcore…but it is. I totally understand why they deemed it too harsh for American television. On screen abortion, loads of gore, and a very very disturbing torture scene. The cinematography is uneven..sometimes over lit […]

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The Beat That My Heart Skipped Review

Re-imagining is the new term for remake in case you haven’t heard. It is not simply a retelling but a new direction taken from the same premise. Rob Zombie is calling his remake of Halloween a re-imagining. I hear they are starting on a re-imagining of The Thing, etc, etc. (Cybergosh has informed me that […]

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Princess Aurora Review

I thought I had my K-dar on strong over the last couple of years but for some reason I let this film from early 2006 slip past. I’m glad I heard someone mention it on some blog because this film is a must see because of the first half. Korean actress Bang Eun-jin from Kim-Ki-Duk’s […]

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Mysterious Skin Review

Gregg Araki is gay…and I’m not..however I will blow him for being the director with the coolest taste in music in the world. Sigur Rus, Ride, Suede…always using the best music for pretty mediocre to crappy films.

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SLITHER Review

I’m glad I didn’t support this film in the theater because although I think James Gunn’s head is in the right place…he just ain’t good. And he truly screwed up the Dawn sequel so screw him.

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Stuart Gordon’s Edmond Review

How did this film come to be? Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, etc), David Mamet (overrated playwright and screenwriter who gets praise for using the word Fuck alot) and William H. Macy (excellent actor who should have had better judgement than to do this film)..all come together with a bunch of cameos to create this complete failure. […]

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The Woods Review

If you haven’t yet seen Lucky McKee’s “May”, I highly suggest it. It’s one of the few horror films made in the last ten years that doesn’t go the comedy route or the Saw/Hostel torture route. It’s a serious psychological horror film that is quite intense and disturbing. I hear Lucky also made the best […]

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Dog Bite Dog

I wasn’t expecting much because I’m not a big fan of Hong Kong films lately but WOW! Compelling film about a young killer from Cambodia who is sent to Hong Kong for an assassination. Most of the film takes place over the course of roughly 24 hours as a cop, equally as violent, is trying […]

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Typhoon

Well, that’s it…. the Koreans had their day in the sun. And it seems to be over. I don’t even want to write about this film. Dumb actioner that I’ve forgotten about already. Bitter North Korean man who was rejected by the South when he was a child, and lost his family because of it, […]

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Election 2 aka Triad Election

I assume the American title for this film is Triad Election because they don’t want audiences to know this is a sequel. Election was not released over here and Election 2 totally stands on its own so I guess it’s the right move. Anyway, this just screened at the New York Film Festival…but I got […]

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Re-Cycle …can I go with the garbage analogy?

Piece of crap…the Pang brothers have made one good film…The Eye…everything else is a waste of time and money… but for some reason I keep going back for more…why?…maybe because they can do effects…that’s the one thing they are good for…amazing effects, visually beautiful but who cares. Plot – Basically an author, played by Angelica […]

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Dear God, please take my recommendation on this

New York Film Festival….please, please, please, please..see these..please. http://filmlinc.com/nyff/program/special/eltopo.html http://filmlinc.com/nyff/program/special/theholymountain.html

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oh my god!!  the best song ever

http://www.garageband.com/artist/cardboardheart/songs listen to the one called “abortion.” I could see Greg getting in to this band.

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Must see music video for cinefiles

I am so sorry for not posting in so long..things have been crazy with Greg. But I felt compelled to have you guys see this. This is the new music video by Muse…brit pop stuff that is pretty good even though they look like Suede and sound like Radiohead. This music video – genius. The […]

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Miami Vice

I have to admit, I wanted to like it more but no matter what, it’s ten times better than Collateral. Script is mildly compelling. Besides the look, the Li Gong/Colin Farrell relationship is probably the most interesting thing about the film. Their trip to Cuba sequence is actually my fave part of the film and […]

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THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO

Michael Winterbottom is trying to set a record or something. He turns out two films a year. And besides 9 Songs, which I think is a pathetic piece of nothing, all of his projects are thought provoking, timely, technical achievements..usually lacking a little on an emotional level but still worthy of some sort of praise. […]

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Wassup Rockers

Larry Clark is one of those directors, like Spike Lee and Woody Allen, that deserves our $10.50 no matter what because they have produced such great work in the past and even if their new stuff is a let-down, there will still be one or two classic scenes in every film. That being said, I […]

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Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

Good for Asia Argento. What a vast improvement from her first film Scarlett Diva. Not a wonderful film because it is obvious that she is going for shock value the entire time. And it keeps us from really believing the situation and characters. Acting is great though. Cinematography is gorgeous. And the film is full […]

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