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Film Review: Soylent Green (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the year 2022, overpopulation and the greenhouse effect have made life extremely difficult for the majority of people. The population of New York City is 40 million and the constant heat is unbearable. The city’s infrastructure has broken down. Water is rationed and fresh food is virtually non-existent. Rather, most of the population live on soylent green, made ...

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Film Review: Mulholland Dr. (2001)


SYNOPSIS: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. REVIEW: The incomparable David Lynch has long thrilled movie goers with his unique brand of storytelling. While each product remains its own beast, you never ...

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


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)


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: β€œA Dream To Some…–A NIGHTMARE TO OTHERS!” Merlin from John Boorman’s β€œExcalibur” 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: Altered States (1980)


SYNOPSIS: A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically. REVIEW: β€œAltered States” β€œHe who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” -Dr. Johnson. This film is a juggernaut of intellectual and stylistic eye candy, it is apocalyptic in ...

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


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)


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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