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Coffee And Cigarettes (Blu-ray Review)

Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes was a film that came out of making three short films sharing that title.  The feature film doesn’t stray too far and really is a series of eleven short films or vignettes.  What they all carry in common are the fact that the whole movie is just about different people […]


Short Cuts – The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray Review)

The Criterion Collection has been quite kind to director Robert Altman this year. In addition to putting out The Player, Nashville and McCabe and Mrs. Miller for the first time, we now have a Blu-ray release for his LA-based, character epic Shot Cuts. Inspired by a series of short stories and poems by Raymond Carver, […]


Seven Psychopaths Don’t Take Any Shih Tzu on Blu-ray

Wow!  What can I say about this flick that hasn’t been said before?  It was as the Boss would put it a “Brilliant Disguise.”  More importantly, this is the screenwriting flick for all ambitious writers out there to learn, live and study from for all eternity.  I really can’t say enough good things about this […]


A Snow White Shih Tzu And The ‘Seven Psychopaths’

There is no way around this, so I am just going to get it out of the way now.  One, I loved Seven Psychopaths and I believe it to be one of the best films of the year.  Two, I can easily see how not everyone will love this movie the same way I do.  […]


And on the Seventh Day God Created ‘Seven Psychopaths’ (Movie Review)

Wow!  What can I possibly say that fellow staffer Aaron Neuwirth is not going to mention in his extensive review of Seven Psychopaths?  Well, for starters, this film is brilliant.  Pull away the many layers and what you obviously have is a masterfully crafted screenplay by the film’s co-producer and director, Martin McDonagh.  I guess […]


Dr. Parnassus a Cinema Oddity

At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python and the Holy Grail) appeared with actor Verne Troyer to promote the completed production of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.  The film stars acting legend Christopher Plummer as Dr. Parnassus, Lily Cole as his daughter (Valentina), Verne Troyer as Percy, Andrew Garfield as Anton, […]