Film Review: Scavenger Killers (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ are reinvented in SCAVENGER KILLERS, where a charming judge and a hot criminal defense attorney go on a maniacal killing rampage. With bizarre, yet somehow believable, FBI agents (a physically powerful, condescending mute with wooden legs, and a Tourette’s Syndrome introvert with psychic abilities) on the hunt, the deranged duo amp up their rampage, never murdering with the same method but always with same untamed ferocity. REVIEW: Once in awhile a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sisters (1973)

SYNOPSIS: “Grace Collier is a columnist with the Staten Island Panorama. She generally works on fluff pieces, but on occasion is allowed to do hard hitting stories which she prefers. From her apartment window one morning, she sees what she is certain is the stabbing murder of a black man by a white woman in an apartment across the way, the black man, seeing her, who tried to scrawl the word ‘help’ in his own … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Life Zone (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Three pregnant women are abducted by an anti-abortion group who bombard them with pro-life propaganda and intend to imprison them until they give birth. REVIEW: Generally speaking, very few English language films dare to push an unequivocal political or moral message; Ken Loach being one of the better known directors whose films fall into that select category. In my personal experience American films almost never take an overt position, more often relying on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam. REVIEW: Filmed in 1994, The Hudsucker Proxy has been defined as a screwball comedy. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, “The Hudsucker Proxy” is a bit of a step away from their more darker material. While I still feel it has a certain cult appeal, it only contributes to that category slightly opting for the more … Continue reading

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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 cult classic sets itself in the South with a heavy layer of bluegrass and country … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dark Night Of The Scarecrow (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave. REVIEW: Director – Frank De Felitta Starring – Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Larry Drake The year was 1981 and on CBS a made for television movie debuted in the spooky month of October. Who would have thought that all of these years later, when it finally got the DVD release it so … Continue reading

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