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The Movie Weekend That Was

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After a couple of dead movie weekends, I finally had a chance to spend a weekend doing nothing else. Granted, napping away a nasty cold robbed me of some movie time, but there was still ample opportunity. The weekend brought me a sports drama, two big budget efforts from 1976, a very unique documentary, a recent Oscar nominee, and a continuation of my struggle with Brian DePalma. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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The Movie Weekend That Was

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March Madness took a little bite out of my movie weekend. There’s something inherently charming about being able to flip on the TV at any point during a weekend and see college kids trying to fulfill their dreams. That said, there was still time for movies. This weekend introduced me to a horrifying double feature about sex, made me face down a phobia, introduced me to a sports classic, and gave me a special Thrill. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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The Movie Weekend That Was

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This weekend was a great one for themes. There were two films from 1999 in the mix, three Japanese Criterion films, two ghost movies (technically, one of those two had a lot more than just ghosts), and two films that dug deep into the psyche of the business of sports. For good measure, Elijah Wood made an appearance in a gimmicky Hitchcockian thriller involving a piano. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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The Movie Weekend That Was

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Fighting a cold and watching movies can make for a perfect pairing. That was the case this weekend, as I bunkered down under some blankets with cold meds and a boatload of movies. Featured this weekend: two critical darlings of the last five years, a David Lynch oddity (even by David Lynch standards), a healthy dose of urban legend horror, some samurai, and a trippy British indie thriller. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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The Movie Weekend That Was

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Just like in 2011, a World Series run by the St. Louis Cardinals meant that I punted on almost a month’s worth of movies this year. This weekend was my first shot at diving back into it. Along the way, I visited a Sight & Sound top 10 film, a French comedy classic (yes, those exist), a little-known horror/sci-fi classic, and more. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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The Movie Weekend That Was

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This weekend brought me to the doorstep of an American legend, a satirical American legend, an American myth turned South African legend, a beloved science fiction franchise, and a horror movie that was oddly reminiscent of a delicious candy bar. Sa da tay, my damies! This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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The Movie Weekend That Was

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This weekend’s docket included a critically acclaimed 90s documentary, one of the best theater experiences I’ve ever had, a heapin’ helpin’ of films that mix sex and violence, and a zombie that won my heart. This is the movie weekend that was. Continue reading

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