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Videos to See Based on Their Reviews (2010)

by on 2010/12/28

In alphabetical order, these five selections are the videos (movies or TV) that I most want to see, based on articles written by my co-reviewer in 2010.


Appaloosa (2008)

“You could not ask for a more old-fashioned, straight-arrow cowboy film than this 2008 production directed by and starring Ed Harris. Featuring the always-intriguing Viggo Mortensen, this film is as unvarnished and unpretentious as a tin plate of bacon by a campfire. No camera tricks, no flash backs, no bullet time, no rapid editing, just a plain and simple western tale.”

 


Fido (2006)

“Fido was clearly ahead of its time. This terrific Canadian film drags lurching zombies into a 1950s suburban cul-de-sac. Featuring a stellar cast including Carrie-Ann Moss, Billy Connolly and Dylan Baker, this biting social satire takes the viewer into a world of 1950 gender politics, corporate profiteering and zombies.”

 


Jesus is Magic (2005)

“[Sarah Silverman] raises increasingly more and more uncomfortable questions about the nature of racism, homophobia and sexism every moment you watch. My only concern is that I hope those who watch Jesus is Magic recognize the layered irony of her work…”



Let the Right One In (2008)

“You’ll walk away from the experience realizing the moments of real horror aren’t the ones of bloodletting but rather the hauntingly accurate depictions of childhood bullying and isolation.

“The combined result of this lyrical film-making and chilling realism, is a film of great beauty and profound insight.”


Whip It (2009)

“Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It is a complex coming of age story filled with surprises, humour and a seriously contagious sense of fun…

“I was in a black depression when I shoved Whip It into my Playstation 3. This film bitch slapped me out of it.”

 


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