Monthly Archives: October 2012

Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) A family takes in a young boy while his mother is ill, and strange things start happening around the house. The third installment introduced a higher-than-before reliance on cheap shocks, and this flaw is even more … Continue reading

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Tell No One

Ne le dis à personne (2006) A woman is murdered. Eight years later, her husband receives an e-mail that appears to be from her, and he attempts to solve the mystery. Thriller is actually a bit short on thrills and … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Harry and his friends make their way back to Hogwarts for a final confrontation. By this point it’s clear that this is no longer a children’s fantasy story. The stakes are … Continue reading

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Tokyo Story

Tôkyô monogatari (1953) An elderly couple take a trip to Tokyo to visit their children, who feel burdened by their presence. Deliberately paced meditation on grown children’s relationship to their parents. The storytelling feels impressionistic, an accumulation of small moments … Continue reading

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beware: bacon will chase you

 

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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953) Bored with his piano lessons, a boy falls asleep and casts the people from his life in a wild fantasy. Entertaining, offbeat, and very imaginative story and visuals. Dr. Seuss scripted, and though … Continue reading

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