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Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Meth


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In this spooky season, innumerable movies can deliver your fix of torture-dealing maniacs and irritable ghosts, but it takes a special picture to make FFA cattle auctions seem endlessly ominous. I&rsq ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 AARON MESH

He’s The One Who Wants To Be With Ants


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No one ever accused Bert I. Gordon of abandoning his favorite themes. They called him Mr. B.I.G., because the director used rear-projecting small creatures to look like large creatures, and a year aft ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 AARON MESH

The Rats In The Walls


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Ambrosia for connoisseurs of ’70s big-beastie pictures, The Food of the Gods has the broad acting and menagerie fixation of the era’s Disney pictures, except it’s trying to be a horr ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 AARON MESH

Anyway, We Delivered The Bomb


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The 35th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws has triggered another round of finger-pointing about whether this movie or Star Wars dealt the death blow to the intelligent moviemaking of the 19 ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 AARON MESH

You Saxy Thing


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The greatest three seconds of the schlocky 1987 teen vampires in Cali bloodfest The Lost Boys belong to a muscly lunk named Tim Cappello, who sears retinas as a bare-chested, greased-up, pelvic-gyrati ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Flight Of The Goat


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Among the debatable benefits of the new, improvisational approach to forging comedies (philosophy: Let the jesters riff for hours, pick the best bits in the cutting room) is the supporting performance ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 AARON MESH

Sweep The Leg


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Joel Silberg’s Breakin’ has a plot—something about a struggling young jazz dancer trying to find her place in the lonely world—but the 1984 masterpiece actually uses breakdanci ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

I Want You In Me


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It’s MusicfestNW week. You will, at some point, be hung over. May I offer a suggestion? Relieve your headache with Wet Hot American Summer, one of the most reinvigorating comedies of the past d ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 AARON MESH

Danke Schoen


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The most interesting tidbit in Vanity Fair’s postmortem profile of John Hughes this February was that he based Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on his high-school memories…of himself. No, h ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 AARON MESH

Devil May Care


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Heavy-metal satire is not a genre that seems to demand a second entry after This Is Spinal Tap, but no matter: Here is Born Again Sage, a black mass of jokes about men who live for “drawing pic ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 AARON MESH
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