Reviews

by / on January 27, 2015 at 11:07 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

In economics, there’s a theory about the invisible hand: individuals who act in their own self-interest create unintended benefits for society at large. It’s intended as a way to explain how markets are able to survive in spite of cutthroat […]

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by / on January 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE

I usually don’t jump at the chance to watch documentaries, but when I do take the time I find I enjoy most the ones I watch. Since it’s the new year, I decided to shake up my norm and give a […]

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by / on January 26, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

I remember one day on the school playground I was informed by some of my fellow elementary school students that the world would be ending in a few days. Exactly how they knew this to be true I never bothered […]

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by / on January 23, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: THE TWISTED DEATH OF A LONELY MADMAN

In 2012, I reviewed a foreign indie film called Id-iology. Will’ Terran’s challenging movie was about deeply-neurotic, unhappy people whose various self-esteem, sexual, and relationship issues devolved into full-on nastiness and destructiveness. It was the sort of work that many […]

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by / on January 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: KURONEKO

Kuroneko is a very difficult film to watch. It is a period ghost story set during Heian period of Japanese history (the last age of the samurais, if you will). It is a revenge drama, a forbidden love story, and […]

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by / on January 19, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: FALCON RISING

With all the Oscar buzz, I was extremely tempted to dig around and find some noteworthy award-related films to review this week. Then I realized all those fancy flicks will be in the limelight for weeks to come and I’ve […]

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by / on January 19, 2015 at 4:00 am / in Reviews, Vintage Vault

VINTAGE VAULT: CABARET

As a kid growing up in the 70’s, my first exposure to many celebrities was seeing them as guest stars on The Muppet Show. Hey, if you can share the stage with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy then you […]

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by / on January 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: AMERICAN SNIPER

Roger Ebert was fond of saying, “Movies aren’t about what they’re about; they’re about how they’re about them.” It’s a great quote that really gets to the heart of filmmaking – a great filmmaker can elevate a relatively mundane story, […]

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by / on January 15, 2015 at 3:00 am / in Horror Thursday, Reviews

HORROR THURSDAY: THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE

The Exorcism of Emily Rose tries to do something very unusual with religious horror. In telling the tale of a trial surrounding Emily Rose’s death during an exorcism, writer/director Scott Derrickson and writer Paul Harris Boardman refuse to side with […]

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by / on January 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm / in DVD Reviews, Reviews

PANNING THE STREAM: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT

Happy New Year stargazers! Hard to believe but it’s been just about two weeks since I’ve posted. With the new year comes new responsibilities; actually old responsibilities just in new places. Panning the Stream has migrated to Monday afternoons, away […]

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