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Reel Reviews – American Psycho

Reel Review #39: "I have to return some videotapes." Based on Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel, this 2000 film adaption continues the controversial nature of the original work. Patrick Bateman, a wealthy young investment banker is possesed by a nightly bloodlust which has spilled over into his days. Watch as it all spirals out of control. Starring an exciting young cast including Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Jared Leto and Chloe Sevingy. "I think if you stay, something bad will happen. I think I might hurt you."

Direct download: Reel Reviews – American Psycho (17:05 min 11.7MB)
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Reel Reviews – Swimming With Sharks

Reel Review #38: “Shut up, listen and learn.” This small film, which broke out on video through word of mouth, takes a dark but fun look at life as a Hollywood assistant. Kevin Spacey and Frank Whaley turn in memorable roles for first time Director (and former assistant) George Huang. You’ll never confuse Sweet’N Low with Equal again. “Loud and nasty, that’s the only way it sticks.”

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Reel Reviews – Swingers

Reel Review #37: “Vegas, baby! Vegas!” A fun film that broke through and established the careers of many of the young actors who were in it. Swingers is always a good time. Great performances by John Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Heather Graham. Pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy. “You’re so money and you don’t even know it!”

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Reel Reviews – The Big Red One

Reel Review #36: “This is a fictional life, based on a factual death.” Check out this reconstructional of the 1980 Samuel Fuller film, The Big Red One. Originally butchered by the studio, Richard Schickel attempts to restore the film to the director’s original vision. Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill and Robert Carradine – what more can you ask for? “We don’t murder, we kill.”

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Reel Reviews – Faces

Reel Review #35: “We had a couple of bimbos with… No. Actually they were, they were very nice girls. They reminded me a lot of you two. ” John Cassavetes can make a movie! Find out about one of Cassavetes best received “independent” films from the 60’s. This is the tragic story of a marriage falling apart. Do infidelity and alcohol fill the void of a loveless life? Find out in this powerful and engaging film – one certainly worth watching.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Faces (18:29min 12.8MB)
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Reel Reviews – Rear Window

Reel Review #34: “I’m not much on rear window ethics.” It is time to take a look at a classic from 1954. Easily one of the greatest films ever committed to celluloid. Rear Window is film where everything goes right. Wonderfully directed by Alfred Hitchcock, great performances by James Stewart and Grace Kelly with a terrific story. “A murderer would never parade his crime in front of an open window. ”

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Rear Window (19:48min 13.7MB)
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