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  • The Subject Was Roses

    The Subject Was Roses


    An older married couple's son has just returned from the war, seemingly unscathed. Past and present problems start to make themselves known. This is based on a play and in this case, it shows. The film, despite its efforts to "open up", is still quite stage-y in its direction. The film of course lives and dies around its performances. Yes, the three main actors, Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson (Oscar-winner) and Martin Sheen shine. They're pretty much the only actors on-screen for 95 percent of the running time. They're the main reasons to see this film.

  • The Devil Rides Out

    The Devil Rides Out


    When a man gets himself involved in a devil-worshiping cabal, his two friends decide to try and save him and his soul. This is sort of like the anti-Rosemary's Baby. Yes, they're both horror films which tackle the Devil and his worshipers but this one exchanges the aforementioned film's subtlety and slow burn with one climax after another. The film has a scene where the heroes ram a car through a crowd of people to throw a crucifix at the…

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  • Crumb



    An endlessly fascinating documentary on controversial cartoonist/comic book artist/satirist Robert Crumb. We get a peek into his life, his work and his family (among his brothers, as it turns out, HE'S the normal one.) You need not be a fan or even be familiar with his work to be fascinated by this remarkable documentary. It gets kind of personal, uncomfortable, shocking and sometimes really funny. Terry Zwigoff creates a fascinating document of a truly remarkable and unique artist. It must be seen by anyone even remotely interested in art.

  • Whiplash



    Whoah. This is an intense, exhilarating (just like the blurb in the posters say) film. An ambitious young jazz drummer gets tormented both physically, psychologically and emotionally by a brutal teacher who pushes him beyond his limits in order to realize his full potential and achieve greatness. What follows is not an emotional, feel-good inspiring tale (well, not-so-much) but a brutally honest examination of what it means to achieve one's ambitions. The buzz around JK Simmons' performance is well-earned, IMO…