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Archive for January, 2005

Reel Reviews – Repo Man

Repo Man DVD

Reel Review #24: “The life of a Repo Man is always intense.” This cult classic came out in 1984. Brought to us by Alex Cox who would later hit another home run with Sid and Nancy. Punk Rock, Aliens and Repo Men – what more could you ask for? These are always the most difficult, what makes a cult classic great? That is a tough one, but here we are twenty years plus later and people are still talking about this small film that has had a large impact! “Let’s go do some crimes.” Better yet “let’s go get sushi and not pay.”

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Repo Man (17:03min 11.8MB)


Reel Reviews – Cinephile Series #3

Apocalypse Now

Reel Review #23: “Everyone gets everything he wants, I wanted a mission and for my sins they gave me one.” For the third edition of the Cinephile Series we examine Apocalypse Now. (Please remember, unlike the standard Reel Reviews, the Cinephile Series works on the assumption you have seen the film. Spoilers abound.) Easily one of the greatest films ever made, Apocalypse Now has rightfully maintained its popularity with new movie going audiences over the years. Simply put – a must see film. . (For the observant, you’ll notice I mispronounce Joseph Conrad’s novella as Hearts of Darkness. Sorry about that.) Take a trip up the river with us and journey back into the insanity. The horror, the horror…

Direct download: Apocalypse Now (35:39min 17.1MB)

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Reel Reviews – Chopper

Chopper DVD

Reel Review #22: “I never killed anyone that didn’t deserve it.” This 2000 Australian film put Eric Bana on the map. Australia has been putting out some great films recently and Chopper is one that is at the top of the list. It is the story of Australia’s most famous criminal as well as one of its best selling authors: Mark Brandon “Chopper” Read. Eric Bana is electrifying on the screen as Chopper. As Chopper always said, “never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn.” Check it out.

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Reel Reviews – Paris Texas

Paris, Texas DVD

Reel Review #21: “I knew these people… These two people. They were in love with each other. The girl was… very young, about seventeen or eighteen, I guess. And the guy was… quite a bit older. He was kind of raggedy and wild. And she was very beautiful, you know?” A great Wim Wenders film and the Palme d’Or winner at Cannes in 1984. I go a bit longer on this one only because of my pure enthusiasm for this great film. Check it out.

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Reel Reviews – Riding Giants

Riding Giants

Reel Review #20: “Wow, 20 Reel Reviews! Here is a film I had not planned on doing, but after watching it I had to share it with you. I am not a surfer but Stacy Peralta, the director, does a fantastic job of making the world of big wave surfers accessible. Yes, they are crazy, but this entertaining and informative documentary allows you to come to appreciate the men and women who are pushing the envelope among these mountainous waves.

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Reel Reviews – Rushmore

Max Fischer - Rushmore

Reel Review #19: Sic transit gloria – glory fades. I figured we’d start off with a little Latin in honor of the first Reel Review for 2005 – Rushmore. This is another personal favorite that I often recommend. Rushmore is a film that you can always count on for a good time. It is Wes Anderson’s sophomore effort after gaining critical success for his first film Bottle Rocket. Best of all, you get to enjoy a homerun performance by Bill Murray. Check out Rushmore – a film worth watching.

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