Monthly Archives: October 2011

Armadillo (2010, 101 minutes, Unrated, would be R, subtitled ) 4 out of 5 stars

Dark, engrossing, if not ground-breaking documentary from Denmark about a squad of Danish troops stationed at forward operating base Armadillo in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The movie was shot over a 6 month deployment, focusing in particularly on 3-4 troops from … Continue reading

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The Howling (1981, 91 minutes, Rated R) 2.5 out of 5 stars

This is one I had somehow managed to miss when I was a kid, and being a huge Joe Dante (The ‘burbs, Gremlins) fan, I was really looking forward to it. Not to mention it was co-written by John Sayles. … Continue reading

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Sound and Fury (2000, 80 minutes, unrated) 4 out of 5 stars

Really good documentary that provides a fascinating lens into deaf culture, and also chronicles the drama involving a family and their decision to provide their deaf children with cochlear implants or not. Peter Artinian and his wife Nettie were both … Continue reading

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4 Lions (2010, 93 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

4 Lions is an equally hilarious and awkward (and surely offensive, to some) comedy from British satirist Christopher Morris that follows the bumbling quest to martyrdom by what has to be the most dysfunctional Islamic terrorist cell ever. Led by … Continue reading

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TrollHunter (2010, 103 minutes PG-13, subtitled) 4 out of 5 stars

Highly enjoyable import from Norway that falls into the often stale (hi Paranormal Activity) ‘found video footage‘ genre. The footage we’re presented with was supposedly found in 2008, and is of a group of film students who were documenting what, … Continue reading

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The Krays (1990, 119 minutes, Rated R) 2.5 out of 5 stars

Disapointing British gangster movie from the early nineties. This movie was fairly well-regarded when it came out, but it hasn’t aged well and didn’t do it for me at all. The movie is based on the true story of twin … Continue reading

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