Author: Eric Vanstrom

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy is a wholly original and entirely offbeat, dark comedy about fame, obsessive fandom, and the medium from which they both feed: television. The film careens from witty satire to difficult...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Flickering Lights

Flickering Lights

Director Anders Thomas Jensen's previous credits includes Dogme 95 screenplays (The King is Alive, Mifune). He won an Academy Award in 1999 for his short film Election Night and has been nominated for two others....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Empire Records

Empire Records

"Don't let the Man get you down." That teen angst/rebellion catchphase that everybody understands but doesn't actually mean anything is Empire Records' most cherished line of dialogue, and it also nicely captures the film's theme:...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Invincible (2001)

Invincible (2001)

Admittedly, Invincible is not one of Herzog's crowning achievements. It is not an epic testament to the limits of human (and occasionally, cinematic) experience, as his masterpieces tend to. That said, this might not...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Love Liza

Love Liza

Philip Seymour Hoffman is a great actor. I have loved his work ever since his repressed, awkward nurse-man in Boogie Nights. However, this type of awkward and odd guy seems to the only role...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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