Film Review: Dead Ringers (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. REVIEW: “I’ve often thought that there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies.” Cronenberg’s 1988 film is a harrowing character study involving not a single protagonist but two. Specifically, twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus who were found dead in their apartment of barbiturate withdrawal on July 19th, 1975. They … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beautiful Creatures (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A supernatural drama centered on a local teenager and the mysterious new girl in town who uncover dark secrets about their respective families. REVIEW: Based on the novel by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, “Beautiful Creatures” is a film that while catering to a Twilight-style crowd, “feels” very much like the movie novelization it is. This well-directed, well-acted film achieves what other have tried and failed… a romantic fantasy film challenging the issues … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Time Machine (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on the classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inland Empire (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: An actress’s perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed REVIEW: It almost goes without saying that what David Lynch creates rolls off the directors slate as instant cult style films. Whether the film itself becomes a “cult hit” is a different matter. Though taking on a film like “Inland Empire” as a reviewer is not … Continue reading

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