Film Review: Red Dragon (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down “The Tooth Fairy”, a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter. REVIEW: It feels fitting to finally take on the review of Red Dragon with the TV show Hannibal now in mid season 2. “Red Dragon” is one of the Hannibal Lechter films I’ve always held in higher regard. In the sense of the franchise, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Baby of Mâcon (1993)

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SYNOPSIS: In the 17th Century, encouraged by a naive and sadistic prince, a play is performed about a miraculous child exploited by both his sister and the church. Soon enough, the play becomes all too real, and rape, death and dismemberment follows as the events take on the appearance of an actual religious ritual. REVIEW: Directed by Peter Greenaway Starring: Julia Ormand, Ralph Fiennes, This cold, alienating and repetitive film starts with the ugliest woman … Continue reading

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Film Review: Strange Days (1995)

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SYNOPSIS: A former cop turned street-hustler accidentally uncovers a police conspiracy in 1999 Los Angeles.  REVIEW: With the year 2000 looming ahead (at the time), a few films were bound to come out predicting our immediate future. “Strange Days”, a Kathryn Bigelow directed action crime drama was setting the stage with its present day science fiction film that foresaw a future not dependent on drugs, but a new high using only a simple device (and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wrath Of The Titans (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. REVIEW: It may surprise some of my acolytes to learn that the Black Saint is a big fan of videogames, a very big fan indeed. As a matter of fact I have been an ardent gamer since the 70′s when the Atari 2600 made it’s debut & one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – part 2 (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: The final chapter begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione continue their quest of finding and destroying the Dark Lord’s three remaining Horcruxes, the magical items responsible for his immortality. But as the mystical Deathly Hallows are uncovered, and Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again REVIEW: The gang of Harry Potter has returned for a last round of magic … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Set in East End London of the 1960s and 1980s. A mentally-disturbed man takes up quarters in a halfway house after his release from a sanatorium. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his mental illness. He then begins to revisit his past and a key part of his childhood. Spider (the character) stops taking his medication and his childhood haunts begin to return. He attempts to sustain his delusional account … Continue reading

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Film Review: Clash of the Titans (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: “The Clash of the Titans” is set in the Greek city of Argos where a war is about to explode between man and the gods. Perseus (Sam Worthington) raised as a fisherman, but is actually a demi-god. Perseus is the son of Zeus (Liam Neeson) who is about to take on the gods after the death of his family. Zeus’ brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) was the one who kill his family, and Perseus wants … Continue reading

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