Film Review: Blood Simple (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple. REVIEW: “If I don’t get away soon I’ll be going blood-simple like the natives.” Garnering a title from Dashiell Hammett’s hard-boiled detective novel, Red Harvest (quote above), this Coen-directed debut film is equal parts horror and farce. It is also a fine representation of neo-noir with a touch … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alien Resurrection (1997)

SYNOPSIS: “It is two hundred years since Ellen Ripley died on Fiorina 161. Ripley’s former employers, the Weyland-Yutani company has dissolved and now the United Systems Military has assumed the task of breeding and harnessing the deadly aliens. With blood samples taken from her previous life, scientists clone a new Ripley in order to extract the queen alien inside of her. The new Ripley, known as number 8, acquires physical and emotional traits from both … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hunger (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A vampire woman named Miriam who’s immortality is based in ancient Egypt feeds on the unsuspecting. Miriam shares her immortality with her companions who later find out that immortality is anything but an everlasting life of pleasure and fun. REVIEW: The hunger is a film that was made and takes place in 1983. David Bowie portrays “John”, the lover of Miriam Blaylock played by Catherine Deneuve (Repulsion, Dancer in the dark). David Bowie is … Continue reading

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