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  • Audition

    Audition

    ★★★★½

    Miike’s groundbreaking J Horror classic and it hasn’t lost an ounce of what made it what it is.  A lonely widower decides it’s time to get back out there on the dating scene and thanks to his friend that is also a film producer, they plan an audition for a fake role that will actually become the widowers’ wife if they land the role.  The widower sets his sights on a young woman that seems to have some sort of…

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    ★★★

    Guy Ritchie adaption of the classic television series would probably go a little better if you had some sort of insight to the original series, or maybe not.  During the Cold War a criminal organization plans to obtain some nuclear weapons, but a joint agency comes into play to team up a top CIA agent and a top KGB agent to foil the plans and keep America and USSR friends.  The action is really solid, the dialogue doesn’t feel like…

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  • Brain Damage

    Brain Damage

    ★★★★★

    Forget Requiem for a Dream, Less Than Zero, or The Basketball Diaries.  Brain Damage is the ultimate of anti-drug films.  The film has a perfect mix of comedy, horror, and tragedy.  Somehow this film has hit it's apex now, this is Frank Henenlotter's magnum opus.  From his typical NYC locales, the insane amount of practical effects, a protagonist that you can sympathize with, and a great use of self-referencing with characters from other Henenlotter films to show the fact that…

  • Supermarket

    Supermarket

    ★★★★½

    Roland Klick’s masterpiece of street life cinema.  The film follows a young man as he goes from some petty thefts to escaping jail, to attempted murder of a police officer, to armed robbery.....  You get the idea this young guy is hellbent on self-destruction.  The film never stops, the camera flows from one screen to the next with a very limited amount of cutting.  The film almost makes you feel out of breath by the end for it’s in relentless…