Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kill the Irishman (2011, 106 minutes, Rated R) 2 out of 5 stars

I really thought I would like this movie. Great title. Great cast- Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, fat Val Kilmer, ‘Bobby Bacala’ from The Sopranos and a host of other familiar faces from small roles in every … Continue reading

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Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008, 113 minutes, Rated R, subtitled) 4 out of 5 stars

Easily one of my favorite movies from 2010 (when it was released in the US). In this first part of a two-part series, Vincent Cassel stars as Jacques Mesrine, the real life French-born gangster whose decades-long crime spree crossed continental … Continue reading

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Red Hill (2010, 95 minutes, Rated R) 2 out of 5 stars

Cool premise, a good opening, pleasant Australian scenery, but ultimately a pretty bad movie. Aussie cop Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten) and his pregnant wife relocate to a small country town after a tragic on-duty incident involving Shane.  Little do they … Continue reading

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Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998, 93 minutes, Rated R) 4 out of 5 Stars

I haven’t been a wrestling fan since I was 8 or 9, but one doesn’t have to be a wrestling fan to enjoy this very well-done documentary that covers Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart’s tumultuous departure from the WWF and Vince … Continue reading

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The Parking Lot Movie (2010, 74 minutes, unrated) 3 out of 5 stars

Ho-hum documentary that, over the course of 3 years, profiles the various attendants who have worked at the Charlottesville, VA-based Corner Parking Lot, many of whom are philosophy or anthropology grad students from the nearby University of Virginia. Some of … Continue reading

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Lenny (1974, 111 minutes, R) 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent biopic of the controversial and pioneering standup comedian Lenny Bruce. Entirely in black in white, the movie chronicles Lenny’s early days in the 1950s comic circuit, doing impressions, bad jokes, and performing as a jazz-band opener to unappreciative audiences … Continue reading

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Antichrist (2009, 108 minutes, Unrated (would be NC-17)) 1 out of 5 stars

Wow, where to start. A fantastic mess of a movie. I’m a huge Willem Dafoe fan but he can really pick some stinkers. That I am willing to forgive him for being in both this and Boondock Saints (I almost … Continue reading

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