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Brew Views: Killer Joe

Decadent and depraved:.


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At age 77, William Friedkin has ceased giving any semblance of a fuck. Killer Joe is maybe the most skin-crawlingly nasty picture to come from a major American director since David Lynch’s Blue Velv   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Jackpot Records Film and Music Festival

Touch me I’m deaf.


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The ninth annual Jackpot Records Film and Music Festival kicks off with two blasts of deafening noise from opposite ends of the West Coast. In Circle...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: The Queen of Versailles

One-percenter blues.


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Meet Jackie Siegel. Half Miss Havisham, half Stifler’s mom, she presides—in a state of well-intentioned oblivion—over eight children and a gaudy empire in Orlando. Three years ago, she was   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Brew Views: Safety Not Guaranteed

Slack to the future.


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There is something heartbreakingly real in witnessing a wizened writer in his mid-30s demand of an intern: “Why are you sitting there in front of that screen? You’re a young man!” That’s   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Brew Views: Boyz n the Hood

Gleaming the Cube.


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A common joke among music fans these days is to point out how Ice Cube, once the sneering, uncompromising face of West Coast gangsta rap, is now the star of family-friendly comedies and a commer   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Labyrinth

You remind me of a baby’s arm.


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Maybe it’s a worn-out observation at this point, but it’s impossible to talk about 1986’s Labyrinth and not bring it up. So, I have to ask: What the hell is going on with David Bowie’s dic   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Your Sister’s Sister

Girls and boys and girls.


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Your Sister’s Sister regards a bereaved bloke (Mark Duplass) ferried to the Puget Sound cabin of his longtime best friend (Emily Blunt), where he immediately and drunkenly tumbles into bed wit   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: Bernie

Texas is the reason.


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Richard Linklater’s new movie contains all the “outrageous” elements obligatory to deadpan, small-town true crime. Nice-guy killer? Meet Bernie Tiede, hymn-singing assistant mortician with   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: Snow White and the Huntsman

Bad apples.


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Snow White and the Huntsman is beautifully, blessedly graphic. It goes far beyond threats of dismemberment and filicide. There’s the dark forest, which provides Snow White (Kristen Stewart) wi   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Brew Views: Grindhouse Trailer Spectacular

On the grind.


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It’s well acknowledged that the best part of Grindhouse—the 2007 Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez experiment in throwback exploitation—were the fake trailers that buffered the actual films   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER
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