Film Review: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

SYNOPSIS: “In a small anywhere town in any state in America, two young boys – quiet Will Halloway and somewhat rebellious Jim Nightshade – enjoy the ever-shortening days of autumn. When the boys hear about a strange traveling carnival from a lightning rod salesman, they decide to see what it is all about – but Will is fearful, as most carnivals end their tours after Labor Day. When the ominous Mister Dark, the Illustrated Man, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Magnolia (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. REVIEW: A most peculiar name for a film that only fashions a single flower on its cover..”Magnolia“, as titled refers to the petals of life and their interwoven purpose. “Magnolia”, is A filmed that has become a cult favorite directed by (also cult favorite director) Paul Thomas Anderson. You might recognize the director from his … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Boy And His Dog (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: “Don Johnson plays a young man in a post-nuclear war world who has an interesting friend, a telepathic dog. The dog gives him an advantage in dealing with the barbaric world he lives in. When Johnson finds one place that has escaped the devastation of the war, he also finds some rather odd attitudes.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: A Utopia is a good place. A Dystopia is a bad place. Science fiction in the optimistic … Continue reading

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