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Film Review: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

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SYNOPSIS: Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, set in the deep south during the 1930’s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. REVIEW: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen hit it out of the park with one of the most stylized strange concoctions of a film titled, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. This instant ...

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Film Review: God Bless America (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. REVIEW: “A Dream To Some…–A NIGHTMARE TO OTHERS!” Merlin from John Boorman’s “Excalibur” The television was too loud. It had to be it was competing with the screaming infant in his mother’s arms. The entertainment report was going ...

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Film Review: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother’s death. So far that she gets them (she and two cousins) on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go ...

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Film Review: Fando Y Lis (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: Fando and his partially paralyzed lover Lis search for the mythical city of Tar. Based on Jodorowsky’s memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal. REVIEW: Alejandro Jodorowsky has created some fantastic visually engaging films over the years. Each of which I’ve seen is rich in ideology and surrealities. “Fando y Lis”, one of Jodorowsky’s early releases is no ...

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Film Review: Naked Lunch (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa. REVIEW: “Naked Lunch” is so bizarre that it instantly falls into a cult film category without even trying. Director writer David ...

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Film Review: Dust Devil (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker. REVIEW: As with most isolated places, there are typically local spirits and superstitions that abound throughout the locals, having been either witnessed themselves or passed down over generations. Many of these types of spirit tales, at least according to the western folklore, are usually good beings ...

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