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posted a Quick Tip about Thirst (Bakjwi). May 27, 2011
Thirst is at once an interesting film. From the standpoint of a vampire historian, the film manages to go places and try things that haven't been attempted in vampire films before. At times gruesome, …
posted a Quick Tip about Thirst (Bakjwi). May 14, 2011
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After Park Can-Wook's Vengeance Trilogy, the acclaimed Korean director goes forth with a harrowing fable about vampirism and the life of a priest who gets turned into one of the undead.   …
posted a Quick Tip about The Baader Meinhof Complex. May 12, 2011
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This was Germany's entry in the 81st academy awards. It is tough, gritty and a fast-paced thriller that covers the birth of the RAF movement. A knowledge of the true events may aid in the appreciation …
posted a Quick Tip about The American. April 08, 2011
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The American
Dark, brooding, methodical, meticulous, and engrossing Anton Crobjin's "The American" is easily one of 2010's most morally complex and engaging films of the year, a true …
posted a Quick Tip about Cronos (The Criterion Collection Spec.... April 08, 2011
Cronos (The Criterion Collection edition DVD and Blu-ray)
Guillermo del Toro's first and arguably best film (along with Pan's Labyrinth). Cronos is a strange fantasy-horror hybrid that tells the cautionary tale of a kindly old man who through an accidental …
posted a Quick Tip about Ratatouille. March 24, 2011
Re-watched this when I got the bluray. Never fails to engage me once I get into the film's first act. I have a weakness for food, cooking and I have to admit I just love the message in this film. …
posted a Quick Tip about The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. February 15, 2011
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The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Of the film adaptations of Stieg Larrson's Millennium Trilogy, this finale is definitely my favorite. Finally, all the pieces of the mystery/conspiracy come together in a totally satisfying, although …
posted a Quick Tip about The Girl Who Played with Fire (2010 m.... February 09, 2011
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The Girl Who Played With Fire (2010 movie)
I seem to be in the minority when I say that I preferred this to the first film. I have a number of reasons, but mainly while "The Girl Who Played with Fire" isn't as dark or as suspenseful as "The Girl …
posted a Quick Tip about Sukiyaki Western Django. December 23, 2010
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Bloody Benten cover
This may not be the best movie ever made but it is a runner for most fun for sure, any movie with a scene were one man can catch a sword before it slices into his head and the next man can't [hilarious …
posted a Quick Tip about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. November 10, 2010
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon DVD
Frankly, I didn't enjoy this one as much particularly since I'm not a fan of Chow Yun-Fat. I remembered it as being too long and I don't even remember what the entire show is all about anymore!
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