Monthly Archives: January 2000

Eye of the Beholder

Eye-yi-yi! Ewan McGregor plays a spy who maintains an aura of mystery so dense that not even his co-workers know him that well. Truth is, he’s shut himself off from the world — viewing it only through surveillance devices, communicating … Continue reading

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The Last Broadcast DVD

More terror in the woods Just as Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez were planning their trip into the Maryland woods to film The Blair Witch Project,¬†Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler were editing their own backwoods mockumentary horror story. Comparison of … Continue reading

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Beany & Cecil: Special Edition DVD

There goes a good DVD It’s difficult for me to believe that Beany & Cecil is mostly forgotten today. In the early 1960s, they were a dominant force in my life. I watched every Saturday morning cartoon episode over and … Continue reading

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Bluebeard (1944) DVD

Red blood Edgar G. Ulmer reached the height of his career in 1934 when he directed the surrealistic horror classic The Black Cat. He planned to follow with a production of Bluebeard with Boris Karloff, but before he could go … Continue reading

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Miss Werewolf VHS

Furry Femme causes Freakout! David “the Rock” Nelson spells out a warning right on the busy collage cover of his latest video: “…may strip touchy critics of their dignity.” Well, I’ve reviewed more of Nelson’s crazy little monster films than … Continue reading

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Magnolia

Don’t shoot me! This is Paul Thomas Anderson’s take on a Robert Altman kind of film – dozens of characters and plotlines, all running at¬†once, with frequent dizzying crosscuts between them all. Anderson’s grand scheme is all about synchronicity, and … Continue reading

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