Film Review: Strange Invaders (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: Charlie’s ex-wife disappears, and he travels to where she grew up–a rural town in the Midwest–to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don’t believe him. He tells his story to a tabloid; and suddenly, he is chased by the aliens.

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Film Review: Barton Fink (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer’s block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. REVIEW: From the often intricate minds of the Coen Brothers comes another darkly ambiguous film that will … Continue reading

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Film Review: Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer. REVIEW: Sequels should be looked at as movies in their own right – just in case the first was missed and how they function as follow ups to the original. With horror/thrillers there are countless examples of sequels missing the freshness of the first and often it is the case that it would have been better to leave well alone. Maniac … Continue reading

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