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  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2014

    A great conclusion (?) to the trilogy of Berlinger/Sinofsky HBO docs that gives so much light to the confusion faced in the 2nd installment and does a great job of summing up the events of the first two with peppering in new details here and there until we get to a big batch of new details. In 10 years since the 2nd look and almost 20 since the original case we see a lot of changes in the way these…

  • Paradise Lost 2: Revelations 2000

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2014

    I know its a bit distasteful to judge movies like this on any entertainment value, but the simple fact is that with the first Paradise Lost you had lighting in a bottle with cameras at almost every opportunity in unprecedented access to the case that pretty much never happened again because of its influence. There is clearly no attempt to top themselves here, just to keep the viewer informed on the case. But despite the similar running time we don't…

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  • Men in Black 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2014 1

    Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.

    While just from the…

  • The People vs. Larry Flynt 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2013

    With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…