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Brew Views: Casa de Mi Padre

Y tu caca tambien.


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The best joke of Casa de Mi Padre is that it exists at all. Nearly entirely in Spanish, with Will Ferrell playing a Mexican ranching heir alongside Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, the film is   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: The Maltese Falcon

It’s bad business.


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Let’s all take a moment to thank George Raft for The Maltese Falcon. Sure, he’s not actually in it—that’s why we’re grateful. The blank chorus boy with the tough-guy mug made a second ca   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: The Dirty Dozen

War machine.


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Earlier this year, the George Lucas-produced Red Tails tried (and failed) to tell the inspiring story of the Tuskegee Airmen by resurrecting the corny, flag-waving 1940s war picture—the exact ki   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Rock ’n’ Roll High School

Subterranean blackboard jungle.


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Essentially the Ramones’ A Hard Day’s Night, 1979’s Rock ’n’ Roll High School takes place in a parallel dimension to our own, a Bizarro World where preppy pretty boys pine after weirdo p   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Casino

Cocaine eyes.


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As if still fueled by all that nose candy at the end of GoodFellas, Scorsese’s desert follow-up Casino is the highest-grade Marty party, with all the tricks of his middle period deployed as ofte   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: Sudden Impact

Magnum farce.


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Acolytes in the Church of Eastwood will tell you that Sudden Impact is not just the Dirty Harry movie that coined “Go ahead, make my day” for Reagan: No, it’s also the one Clint directed, an   More
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: Twilight Zone: The Movie

Dante’s Inferno


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Rod Serling was all about the heavy-handed allocation of ironic fate, so maybe it was inevitable that the Spielbergian bloat of Twilight Zone: The Movie would be punished by being remembered only fo   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: The Big Sleep

A kiss before dying.


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The story goes that when Howard Hawks was making The Big Sleep, industry censors said his conclusion was too lenient toward organized crime. So he asked them to write the ending themselves, and th   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: Videodrome

Betamax.


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The most lucid movie ever made about the links between technology, pornography and that shriveled organ called the conscience, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome is no less traumatizing in the age    More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: Twin Peaks

Lynch, Large


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The really incredible thing about Twin Peaks is that two decades after it aired, despite having all its tricks stolen by The X-Files and Lost and its memory desecrated by The Killing, despite Ray Wi   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE
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