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Brew Views: Amélie

Fun with Francophilia.


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Amélie was once a charming little foreign film that had you longing for a simple life among long-faced Frogs who just wanted a little goddamn magic in their lives. You were transfixed by the ro   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Brew Views: Friday the 13th Part 3

Stab you in the eye.


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Horny teenagers deserve to die. It’s the basic premise of the entire slasher genre, which arguably reached its apex with 1982’s Friday the 13th Part 3. Mind you, that’s not because it’s any    More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: The Conversation

The walls have ears.


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Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation was a relatively small and quiet character study released between the twin behemoths of The Godfather parts I and II. As a result, the film was overshadowed   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Logan’s Run

She sells sanctuary.


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The greatest joy of Logan’s Run isn’t found in the campy ’70s special effects or the trippy, Moog-driven soundtrack. It’s not even in the whitewashed, lava-lamped sets or in the film’s oft-referenced...    More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Brew Views: Being John Malkovich

Malkovich Malkovich.


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Halfway through the Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman peculiarity Being John Malkovich, the actor is expelled from within his own head and onto the New Jersey Turnpike, where he’s promptly beaned in t   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Purple Rain

Purify yourself.


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It’s a testament to Prince’s musical genius that no one remembers Purple Rain for the horrendous acting and blatant misogyny. If he hadn’t written the greatest movie soundtrack of all time t   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: The Kid With a Bike

We need to talk about Cyril.


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Cyril is the kid in The Kid With a Bike, and he’s got some issues. A pale, sinewy 11-year-old, he’s been discarded by his parents at a Belgian boys’ home. He’s almost feral: He scampers    More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Jeff, Who Lives at Home

How I lived with my mother.


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The title of Jeff, Who Lives at Home tells you a lot about what sort of movie this might be: downtrodden, acerbic, commuting between office parks and Mom’s basement. And for the first 45 minut   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 AARON MESH

Brew Views: Point Break

Put down the cellphone, squid brain.


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“If you want the ultimate, you have to pay the ultimate price.” It’s one of the many pearls of wisdom Patrick Swayze’s Zen-surfing/bankrobbing/skydiving/beach-footballing villain Bodhi s   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: The Hunter

Man versus wild.


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Willem Dafoe hunts a rare tiger in the jungles of Tasmania? Sign me the fuck up! Like The Grey, whose trailer insinuated Liam Neeson would spend the movie killing wolves with his bare hands, a one   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER
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