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From Dusk Till Dawn

WARNING: Movie spoilers ahead. Last week I blogged on the need for foreshadowing in novels to help the reader (more specifically, me) follow along on the journey.  Commenters had other points of view, and one specifically mentioned the films by Quentin Tarantino.  It got me to thinking about his films, specifically From Dusk Till Dawn. […]


This is a Norwegian movie, that starts up with a Blair Witch setup:  Young folk, in the middle of nowhere, with a hand-held camera bite off more than they can chew.  Even the beginning, with the scrolling tale of how these tapes were discovered in the wilderness, but the youth were never found, is Blair […]

The Fountain

Yeah.  It’s that little known movie with Hugh Jackman that follows three parallel story lines in a metaphysical tale of life, death, and rebirth.  Jackman plays a research scientist, desperately trying to find a cure for his wife’s terminal brain tumor in the main story, a conquistador searching for the tree of life in one […]


How could I resist a French film about a clown and cannibals in a dystopian 1940’s setting?  Delicatessen was vaguely horror, vaguely humor, and vaguely Steampunk without the gears. Louison, a former clown, is desperate for employment.  He answers an ad in a newspaper for a maintenance job in an apartment building, and winds up […]

Curse of the Golden Flower

Dysfunctional families aren’t a modern day phenomenon, and Curse of the Golden Flower illustrates just how bad things can really get.  Incest, intrigue, poisoning, jealousy, power plays, murder.  Oh, and did I mention ninjas?  Yeah, ninjas. It’s the Tang dynasty in China, and the Empress’ heath has taken a sudden turn for the worse.  She’s […]

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