underrated

It’s really hard to say something new about a divisive film like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, especially when you’re writing about it ten years after its release. The fact is, that there are very few films of its ilk.  Boasting some of the best visuals of the past decade and a visual [...]

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Anniversaries are hit and miss in the Godzilla universe, but this overlooked entry (obscured by remakes and awkward chronological positioning) is one of the best.

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Sometimes less truly is more, even when it flies under the radar. Such is the case with today’s excellent Overlooked Movie — one that is crying out for a deluxe Blu-ray reissue and a critical re-evaluation. Bill Murray has virtually cornered the market on understated acting, while writer/director Jim Jarmusch (“Dead Man,” “Down by Law”) [...]

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What other film offers as much in the way of visual detail and intrigue with such static, humdrum visuals actually presented?

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Darren Aronofsky might see a second wave of consideration and approbation wash over his grossly misunderstood romantic sci-fi epic from 2006, “The Fountain.”

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“How do you get a concussion when you don’t got any fucking brains?” Paul Aufiero doesn’t go through the motions of a surface-level functioning social life; he begrudges them. He’s 36 years old, unmarried, and uninterested in the prospect, lives at home with his mother with whom he’s in constant bickering conflict, and the entirety [...]

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John Carpenter’s Vampires is an Overlooked Movie

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There are movies which live in my childhood. Viewing them years later, no matter the length of time which may have passed, I’m instantly transported back in time to that darkened theater, fond memories, and childhood wonderment. Condorman, based on the James Bond spoof by Robert Sheckley, is one of those films. From the Pink [...]

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Why “Pontypool” didn’t become a huge cult hit during its initial theatrical release is beyond me. It got good reviews from critics who know what they’re talking about (Noel Murray, Kim Newman, Mark Kermode and David Edelstein, to name a few). It made a good run on the festival circuit, playing at both SXSW and [...]

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Coming off of the disastrous critical and box office reception to Showgirls in 1995, director Paul Verhoeven decided to return to the science fiction genre he was best known for, adapting Robert Heinlein’s much-revered, juvenile-oriented novel “Starship Troopers.” Verhoeven was known for the hyper-violent “RoboCop” and “Total Recall,” so filmgoers were ready for giant bugs [...]

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“Take the greatest Jewish minds ever: Marx, Freud, Einstein. What have they given us? Communism, infantile sexuality, and the atom bomb.” “The Believer” contains one of the most compelling portraits of a psychologically unstable young man ever captured on film. Where “American History X” explicated racism and inter-cultural hostilities as products of social circumstances and [...]

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