Author: Jeremiah Kipp

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

"It's about the facelessness of war!" exclaimed a colleague. "The compositions are stunning, with action going on in the foreground and background. It's a dynamic and apocalyptic visual experience!" This, to me,...

Movie Review posted on 15th January 2007

The Roost

The Roost

The great thing about early John Carpenter films is their purposeful, deliberate intention of setting up and paying off genuinely scary moments. Ti West's The Roost embraces that spirit, eschewing extensive character and plot development...

Movie Review posted on 4th January 2007

Fire On The Amazon

Fire On The Amazon

For years, Roger Corman waited to release this title to the world of drooling teenagers who frequent those free porn sites. There's certainly a fervid audience out there who are just mad about the very...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Attila

Attila

It's been rumored in some history books that Attila the Hun died of an exploding blood clot while in the throes of sexual ecstasy -- what a way to go, huh?Unfortunately, that's a scene you...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

It's the Rage

It's the Rage

Quite a cast has been assembled for this Altman-esque tale of interlocked lives, all clamoring around the "serious social problem" of gun control. While there's no denying that the USA has over fifty million gun...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Magdalene Sisters

The Magdalene Sisters

Stirring up controversy for its depiction of Ireland's brutal, now-defunct Magdalene laundries for wayward girls, Peter Mullan's The Magdalene Sisters muckrakes the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church and comes off seeming self-righteous, gloomy, and redundant....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

8 1/2 Women

8 1/2 Women

Peter Greenaway's latest foray into highbrow elitism will test the endurance of even his most fervent admirers. 8 1/2 Women indulges his fascination with the human body by allowing a father and son...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Terrorist

The Terrorist

Any interest for this beautifully photographed Indian film will surely be generated by the screen credit, "John Malkovich Presents." While he had little to do with the financing or actual production, he discovered The...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bamboozled

Bamboozled

Welcome to a piece of American history. In the old music hall, white comedians and song 'n' dance men would splash their faces in charcoal, maybe throw on a pair of white gloves, then...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Actors understandably welcome the opportunity to perform Chekhov, whose plays are painfully funny in their quiet observation of human folly. In Uncle Vanya and The Three Sisters, we recognize some part of ourselves....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Fat Girl

Fat Girl

Fit for a ghoul's night out, Fat Girl stands cast iron firm with the simplistic, fatuous, built-in excuse that its woman director is baring the harsh sexual realities of adolescent girls. Being a boy,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Possession

Possession

A.S. Byatt's Booker Award-winning novel Possession might have provided some literary delight, following two academics who track the love letters of a Victorian poet and his free-spirited mistress. That doesn't translate well to cinema,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Dark Harbor

Dark Harbor

Reminiscent of the Joseph Losey-Harold Pinter collaborations in the '60s, or Roman Polanski's psycho-sexual thrillers of that same era, Dark Harbor is an understated thriller rippling with forbidden passions under a veneer of false calm....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Deep Breath

Deep Breath

You'll need to take more than a few deep breaths before enduring Damien Odoul's 77-minute meditation on the rites of manhood. Compared by some to France's fellow enfant terrible Bruno Dumont (L'Humanité), Odoul's heavy-handed...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Code 46

Code 46

Meant to appeal to romantics and political flunkies, Michael Winterbottom's near-future allegory Code 46 is a well-made hodgepodge of Greek myth and think tank reveries. Told in his usual assured observational style, Code 46 is...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Unknown Pleasures

Unknown Pleasures

"The songs, the songs, the bloody, bloody songs..." So said British screenwriter Dennis Potter in his tough-edged nostalgia series The Singing Detective. And maybe we hold on to them because we identify and attach so...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Amores Perros

Amores Perros

Painted in the colors of rust, Alejandro González Iñarritu's Amores Perros is a hard-edged epic of interconnected lives in the mean streets of Mexico City. This has become a popular trend in independent films...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Triumph of Love

Triumph of Love

The moral of love: Be manipulative and conniving to get the man (or woman) you want, even if a few other folks get their hopes crushed along the way. That's what's certain after watching...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday

A nonviolent protest march in Derry, Northern Ireland escalates into a bloodbath on January 30, 1972. Alas, this event is best known within the American pop culture lexicon as U2's sanctimonious rock ballad, "Sunday...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Soylent Green

Soylent Green

Charlton Heston runs down the crowded street shrieking at the top of his lungs, "Soy-LENT green is PUR-PLLLLLE! IHHHT'S PUHHHHR-PLLLLLLE!" All right, that scene does not occur in the actual '70s pulp sci-fi movie --...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Not One Less

Not One Less

In a small, poverty-stricken Chinese village in the high plains, a substitute teacher (thirteen year old Wei Minzhi) is placed in charge of a class of younger, unruly peasant children for one month. She's in...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

After six feature films shot with the same "too hip to smile" minimalist approach, critic's darling Hal Hartley really needed to shake things up. Shot on hand-held digital video as part of the France...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice

We all have a threshold of tolerance. With Sugar & Spice, it took about 30 seconds before this was breached for me. A gaggle of five bright smiling high school cheerleaders are introduced...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Scary Tales: The Return of Mr. Longfellow

Scary Tales: The Return of Mr. Longfellow

As far as straight-to-video, shot-on-video, no budget schlock horror-comedies go, Scary Tales: The Return of Mr. Longfellow is as good as you'd expect. Made on a budget of $2,000 but garnering a host of B-movie...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Flower of Evil

The Flower of Evil

Cranking out a movie a year, Claude Chabrol is having a serious case of Woody Allen syndrome. The best thing Woody could do right now is take a break for a few years to recharge...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Kandahar

Kandahar

Paved with humanistic intentions, Kandahar can't quite see beyond its literal depiction of Afghan horrors. Prolific Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf documents an annihilated nation blown into the stone age by war, more interested in...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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