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posted the Quick Tip, "Tremendously romantic but it is a movie best shared (not just with a partner).", on the topic Cinema Paradiso.   November 04, 2010
posted "Antibodies -- Christian imagery so thick it might as well be quicksand" about Antibodies.   October 13, 2010
Antibodies -- Christian imagery so thick
Christian Alvart’s Antibodies (German title Antikorper) is a film full of potential, containing stunning camera work but destroys itself with t
posted "13 Tzameti -- Unfreakingbelieveable" about 13 Tzameti.   October 13, 2010
13 Tzameti -- Unfreakingbelieveable
This is the quote from the Netflix sleeve for the film 13 Tzameti: “Sébastien uncharacteristically throws caution to the wind when he de
posted "The Lives of Others -- Truch and Reconcilliation East German Style" about The Lives of Others.   October 06, 2010
The Lives of Others -- Truch and Reconci
   Auteur Florian Henckle von Donnersmarck created The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen). Surveillance plays a huge role in this film
posted "Something truly rare, an artfully done scary movie (I need more than 15 words)" about The Orphanage.   December 03, 2008
Something truly rare, an artfully done s
Pros: Acting, plot, pacing, art direction, cinematography      Cons: Some of the imagery is heavy handed and only a little heavy h
posted "Independence, pride, freedom" about The Battle of Algiers.   May 28, 2008
Independence, pride, freedom
Pros: Presentation, pacing, a narrative that can be timeless      Cons: Nothing comes to mind      The Bottom
posted "Truth and reconciliation in a way only possible in East Germany" about The Lives of Others.   January 11, 2008
Truth and reconciliation in a way only p
Pros: Brilliant story, brilliant way of telling it      Cons: Might be too slow and subtle for a casual viewer     
posted "Too much screaming, too little to care about" about The Wind That Shakes the Barley.   September 13, 2007
Too much screaming, too little to care a
Pros: Decent acting      Cons: Everything else      The Bottom Line: I will reiterate the last line in the rev
posted "Magical realism start in equal measure but then . . ." about Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno).   July 24, 2007
Magical realism start in equal measure b
Pros: The fable's fabulous and the other two stories are compelling. I found nothing to dislike      Cons: The violence can be
posted "Brilliant in pieces, a dud as a finished puzzle" about Devil's Backbone.   May 27, 2007
Brilliant in pieces, a dud as a finished
Pros: Acting, special effects, mood      Cons: The story.      The Bottom Line: Too simplistic a tale for the
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