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Film Review: Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. REVIEW: The incomparable David Lynch has long thrilled movie goers with his unique brand of storytelling. While each product remains its own …

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Film Review: Zombel (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A mad scientist named Psöicheldoc has developped a serum that can bring the dead back to life. His evil plan to conquer the world with an army of zombies by his side gets suddenly interrupted when a group of young metalheads decide to make a stand. And so the “Brunstelwald-Massacre” begins… REVIEW:  Calling out to fans …

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Film Review: All About Lily Chou-Chou (Riri Shushu no subete) (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou’s dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society. REVIEW: Let me start by stating that this is not a horror film. For those familiar with Shunji Iwai’s previous works this comes as no surprise, as he has a …

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Film Review: A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he turns to teaching, becoming romantically involved with his student Alicia. Meanwhile the government asks his help with …

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Film Review: From Hell (2001)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. REVIEW: From Hell is a 2001 movie that tells the story of the Jack the Ripper murders. The film is loosely based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell and follows the character of Fredrick Abberline as the …

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Film Review: Bacon Head (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In Bacon Head, director Ray Mahoney pulls no punches in a series of sketches mocking everything from kitchen utensils to the Shroud of Turin. REVIEW: In the interest of full disclosure, I should tell you that I have worked for Troma in the past. I freely admit to a great love for Lloyd Kaufman (whom I …

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Film Review: Session 9 (2001)

Rate This Movie   SYNOPSIS: Session 9 is a contemporary tale of terror set in an abandoned insane asylum. The residents on Danvers, Massachusetts steer well clear of the place. But Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years, is about to receive five new visitors. REVIEW: Session 9 is one of those movies people rent because it’s Saturday …

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Film Review: Dagon (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: You think you have heard the worst vacation story, I think we have a new one for you. Imagine getting shipwrecked near a small Spanish speaking fishing village. And if that’s not enough the entire town is overrun with strange pale, almost fishlike people. Sound like your kind of get away; just wait until you meet …

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Film Review: Fat Girl (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday. REVIEW: As a horror fanboy whose viewing schedule averages about a movie a day, I frequently get depressed by how little shocks me anymore. After all, I cut my teeth on selections from the “video nasties” list and have seen enough onscreen torture, …

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Film Review: Ichi the Killer (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Takashi Miike takes inspiration from Hideo Yamamoto’s manga, Koroshiya 1, to tell this bloody and bleak tale about the Japanese yakuza. Blond-coiffed Kakihara’s “mentor in crime” disappears, and Kakihara vows to find out who’s responsible. He’s also on the lookout for Ichi, a sadistic killer who may be able to inflict the level of pain …

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Film Review: Intimacy (2001)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: Two people with bad marriages get together, trying to enjoy at least one part of their lives. What they find is more devastation and despair. REVIEW: Intimacy is a movie that is notorious for its real, unsimulated sex scenes. It’s starring Mark Rylance, a recent Oscar winner for Bridge of Spies, and Kerry Fox, a person who has given …

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