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Archive for March, 2005

Reel Reviews – Assault On Precinct 13

Reel Review #32: “I got this plan. It’s called “Save Ass”. And the way it works is this – I slip outta one of these windows and I run like a bastard!” This film can best be summed up as Rio Bravo meets a 1970’s exploitation flick. John Carpenter puts together a fun film worth checking out. “Why would anybody want to shoot at a police station?” Find out.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Assault On Precinct 13 (17:52min 12.4MB)
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Reel Reviews – Contempt

Reel Review #31: “I love you. Totally… tenderly… tragically.” Today we look at the 1963 Jean-Luc Godard film, Contempt. Staring an international cast: Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance and Fritz Lang. The film focuses both on a film within a film and the tragic loss of love between the two main characters. This is a film with intense visuals and ground breaking camera work that you will not soon forget. Check it out.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Contempt (17:59min 12.4MB)
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Reel Reviews – Heat

Reel Review #30: “I do what I do best, I take scores. You do what you do best, try to stop guys like me.” Check out this Michael Mann written and directed film that puts Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on the screen together. A wild ride that blends action and drama. I go a little longer than usual, but can you blame me with so much great stuff to talk about. Check it out.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Heat (21:14min 14.8MB)
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Reel Reviews – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Reel Review #29: “Nobody loses all the time.” Well, actually sometimes they do. This Sam Peckinpah classic is a tough film, a difficult film and one that rewards the viewer. Almost universally panned upon its release, by all but a few critics that saw the greatness hidden behind it tough exterior, today it is recognized as a classic. This is Peckinpah’s most personal film and one in which Warren Oates gives a performance to be remembered. The best synopsis of this film I have seen is: “the story of two losers who challenge destiny”. Time to see Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (16:22min 11.7MB)
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