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Only Lovers Left Alive   5/13/14
by Holden Pike
He rarely ventures out into the world, his primary point of contact in the city being a young man he seems to trust to run strange errands and find rare instruments for him, played by Anton Yelchin (the Star Trek reboot's Chekov).

NO RATING
A Boy and His Dog   3/04/14
by Holden Pike
Years after an atomic war has destroyed most of civilization and humanity, in a radioactive desert somewhere in what was the United States, Vic (Don Johnson, a decade before "Miami Vice" would make him a star) and a dog named Blood (played by Tiger, a Bearded Collie) roam the desolate area looking for supplies and food, trying to avoid danger, most of which consists of the other survivors.

Pennies from Heaven   3/02/14
by Holden Pike
Potter pared down and adapted his own eight-hour teleplay into a film screenplay, shifting the setting to Depression-era Chicago, which caught the attention of Herbert Ross, who had been on quite a roll in the 1970s, helming such projects as The Goodbye Girl, The Sunshine Boys, The Last of Sheila, The Turning Point, California Suite, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution and Play it Again, Sam.

The Wild Bunch   2/11/14
by Holden Pike
The Wild Bunch, in all of its revisionist, gory glory, is one of the towering achievements of the Western genre, and with its themes, performances and artistry, including Lucien Ballard's elegant cinematography and Jerry Goldsmith's perfect score, it transcends the genre and is a great film, period. .

After Hours   2/09/14
by Holden Pike
Kicking it off with what is probably not the "best" Scorsese film, but may very well be my favorite...

NO RATING
Super 8   6/08/11
by Holden Pike
Super 8

Of Gods and Men   2/24/11
by Holden Pike
The cast is good, especially Lambert Wilson who is well suited for the most faithful of the monks, Michael Lonsdale is perfect as the doctor in robes, Olivier Rabourdin as the youngest and most doubtful monk, and Jacques Herlin brings the few moments of levity as the oldest of the men.

A Somewhat Gentle Man   2/24/11
by Holden Pike
Stellan Skarsg stars as Ulrik, who as the film opens is being released from prison after serving a twelve year sentence for murder.

The Robber   2/20/11
by Holden Pike
It's basically the Dustin Hoffman movie Straight Time crossed with Michael Mann's TV movie "The Jericho Mile", but very well made.

The Arbor   2/20/11
by Holden Pike
The look at these two young women and their struggles is presented in their own words, in Andrea's case mostly from a vintage BBC interview as well as stagings of selections from her plays.


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