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  • Ms .45

    Ms .45


    Ferrara's Vengeful Fantasy...
    Ms .45.
    Starring: Zoë Lund. Steve Singer. Jack Thibeau.
    Directed by Abel Ferrara. 
    By Blake Patterson. 

       “Fiction is about telling a good story, first and foremost. But of course, everything I'm interested in or angry about leaks into my writing, from art to violence against women," written by novelist Lauren Beukes. One would wonder if Beukes is familiar with Abel Ferrara's Ms .45, and what her reaction is to the film. Ms .45 is a…

  • Cutter's Way

    Cutter's Way


    Life in Post-Vietnam America...
    Cutter's Way.
    Starring: Jeff Bridges. John Heard. Lisa Eichhorn.
    Directed by Ivan Passer.
    By Blake Patterson.

        Like several films in cinematic history, great movies can fall under the radar of public reception. 1981 was a significant year for underrated films--such as Brian De Palma's Blow Out and this review's subject Cutter's Way. Ivan Passer's film Cutter's Way is about a man--the brilliant Jeff Bridges--witnessing a murder and attempting to figure it out with…

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  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    The trailer is so miserable to sit through that someone would have to pay me to view the movie.

  • Kids


    Shallow Teenage Nihilism...
    Starring: Leo Fitzpatrick. Chloë Sevigny. Rosario Dawson.
    Directed by Larry Clark.
    By Blake Patterson.

        This was the most loathsome experience I have had since Black Christmas. The only difference was that this movie had better editing and cinematography. However, those two positive qualities do not justify the idea of observing Kids again. If you have read my critiques about films, you would know that I consider Gregg Araki’s The Doom Generation to be…