Moonlight Whispers

Dir: Akihito Shiota 1999 A tender coming of age story masked as a psycho-sexual treatise on sado-masochism...or vice versa? Akihito Shiota's film is based on a manga by the same name, and came out in 1999. I got to watch…

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demonlover

Dir: Olivier Assayas 2002 Certainly one of the strangest films I've seen this year, I caught this in Pasadena at the Laemmle, sure that it will never come to Santa Barbara. What starts out as a chilly tale of big…

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Manhunter

Dir: Michael Mann 1986 I picked up the two-disc DVD of this at the rental store, and made the boneheaded mistake of watching the original, clumsily edited version, completely oblivious to the fact that the other disc contained the remastered…

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24 Season 2 (Eps. 13-24)

Creators: Robert Cochran, Joel Surnow 2003 We rattled through the end of this series on a marathon Saturday evening, where Jessica was so agitated by the end of episode 20 that she made me push on with the final four,…

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Notebook on Cities and Clothes

Dir: Wim Wenders 1989 This is Wenders' little-seen documentary on designer Yohji Yamamoto, and I watched it in two parts because it simply wasn't that compelling. The documentary was very derivative of Chris Marker's musings on video and film, but…

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24 Season 2 (Eps 1-12)

Dir: Robert Cochran, Joel Surnow 2002 Well, I guess Jessica's gone 24 mad, insisting that we get the new series on DVD as soon as it appeared in the shops. This is a story "ripped from today's headlines" as they…

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A backlog of film fun

As mentioned on the front page, I've been moving everything over to a new provider and server. I've still been writing, but not posting, wanting to wait until things are settled. The reviews above are from early September up to…

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