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  • No Blade of Grass

    No Blade of Grass

    ★★½

    "This film is not a documentary.. but it could be."

    Uh huh. Ok.

  • Nertsery Rhymes

    Nertsery Rhymes

    ★★

    Moments of glorious nonsense (and - of course - violence) from the future stooges interrupted by lengthy musical numbers featuring some nice choreography and not much else. Ted Healy is a bore.

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  • The Artist

    The Artist

    ★★★

    It looks great. It - perhaps ironically - sounds great. The acting is fine, particularly from Jean Dujardin and Uggie the dog. But while the novelty of a modern silent film is fun (with all due respect to Mel Brooks SILENT MOVIE), it feels more like a stylistic exercise or a short film stretched to feature length rather than a complete work. It's so slight and breezy, and instantly forgettable.

  • Miami Connection

    Miami Connection

    ★★★★

    It's the same old story. A group of orphan Taekwondo experts form a synth-pop band and fight ninja drug dealers while fending off attacks from rival bands and celebrating peace and friendship. Yet, somehow this lost 80s oddity manages to add the element of EXTREME VIOLENCE just to give it that certain je ne sais quoi. Thank goodness this bizarre action picture was rescued from obscurity.