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Swift Boating

Posted March 10, 2012 by D. K. Holm

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Publicized as a “recruiting film” for the Navy SEALs,Act of Valor shows the men ribbing each other mercilessly, leaving their wives at the doorstep to head secretly to hot spots, where they drop into bug-infested waters and witness human violence at its most degrading. This sounds so appealing. You endure bullying, spend half your time scared and wet […]


Webcast #4 – 2012

Posted March 9, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

We review: Project X, The Contest, John Carter, Friends With Kids, Kill List andTyrannosaur, plus a quick look at recent DVD releases


Crichton Meets King

Posted by D. K. Holm

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Business and thrillers make uneasy bedfellows. If the story is filled with too much technical detail, the “average reader” is dismayed. If the book isn’t technical enough, the professional will laugh it off or lose interest. In his new fictionalized account of theFlash Crash on 6 May, 2010, of Robert Harris toes the technical line but surprisingly loses the […]


Better Than Something

Posted March 7, 2012 by Becky Ohlsen

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If you have even the faintest glimmer of interest in music, or in the daily struggles of an underground artist, you need to go and have your heart broken by this movie. Better Than Something is a documentary about the Memphis garage rocker Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr — better known by his stage name, Jay Reatard – […]


Recommended Reading: “Zona” by Geoff Dyer

Posted March 5, 2012 by Becky Ohlsen

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ZONA by Geoff Dyer Published Feb 2012 (Pantheon) I would read Geoff Dyer on any subject—partly because his writing is unfailingly beautiful, and partly because to read him on any subject is to read him on pretty much every subject. He’s not inclined to take the shortest, most direct route to his ostensible destination; the man likes […]


No Objections

Posted by D. K. Holm

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In the unlikely event that Sight and Sound asks me for my top 10 films of all time for its decadel poll, I am going to include Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder. It is a great American film, one of the best adaptations of a novel to the screen, and is paradoxically epical as it bores into […]


Webcast #3 – 2012

Posted March 2, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

Oscar wrap-up; reviews of Crazy Horse, Rampart, Wanderlust, The Lorax, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, Gone; and just-released DVD of 1959’s Anatomy of a Murder


Crazy Horse (Documentary)

Posted February 28, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

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Crazy Horse (Documentary) Director: Frederick Wiseman This is not a film about the Lakota chief, but the Paris cabaret. The lure of the place is, unabashedly, nude dancing. Wiseman, an honored and serious documentarian, here turns his lens on the famous/notorious club. We get to see the beautiful young women, chosen for their gorgeous bodies as […]


Webcast #2 – 2012

Posted February 24, 2012 by Ed Goldberg

Battle Royale, Bullhead and all things Oscar, including our predictions.