Sunday, November 16, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Night of the Living Dead

Romero makes you care about the characters and then takes it all away from you. Result: first heartbreaking horror film.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Slick, slick, slick. Bullets as swords, a nice riff on Matrix styling.

Monday, November 10, 2008

MI-5: Season 2

Could the last two episodes be more out of character? We get it, Macfayden wants to move on. (Original title: Spooks)

Sunday, November 9, 2008


The critics are wrong. A detached narrative means viewing many amoral types and deciding for yourself which you dislike more.

Lars and the Real Girl

Too precious for me. Does it really make sense for a community to seriously accept a plastic doll as a real girl?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Night on Earth

A favorite, and finally on Criterion. My favorite vignette: Paris. Yes, it trumps Rome.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

North & South

The usual boy-meets-girl-loses-girl-gets-girl-back plot, but why a story that is so similar to Pride & Prejudice? (Although, the industry vs. union plot is quite educational.)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5

Spike better be in every episode in Season 6. No one else better suited to patrol while Buffy is, um, away.