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'Complete Works' Is Here to Class Up Your Summer Binge Watching

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Resurrecting 'Grim Fandango' and the Fulfillment of A Childhood Dream

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7 Mostly Terrible Things That Independent Prosecutor Kenneth Starr Has Been Up To Since the Lewinsky Scandal

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The Cancellation of Bunheads: Why TV's Most Underrated Show Deserved Better

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Whenever the annual terrible "Every Breath You Take" mediocre creepy roommate/stalker film gets excreted on the unexpected masses like German porn, the names of the greats are heralded: Single White Female, and Fatal Attraction, and Taxi Driver. Well, of course....

They Can't All Be Swimf@n

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Herk Harvey's $30,000 dollar horror film Carnival of Souls (1962) is a cult-film, a low-budget, black and white shocker that spent years on cable access and in the public domain but still elicits both scares and confused looks. Whenever I...

The Ghost Inside

By Drew Morton | Posted Under Underappreciated Gems | Comments ()


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After launching themselves to the top tier of comedic directors with their seminal Airplane! (1980) and their spy-spoof follow up, Top Secret! (1984), directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker put aside their own brand of genre lampooning temporarily...

Stupidity Tries

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"When I say that this is the most important motion picture you will ever attend my motivation is not financial gain but a firm belief that the delicate fabric that holds all of us together will be ripped apart unless...

The Most Important Motion Picture You Will Ever Attend

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Dwayne Johnson's career is an enigma. It's been mentioned before, most eloquently in Agent Bedhead's career assessment, but he's got all of the tools to be a Hollywood superstar. He's handsome, built like a Greek god, funny, self-effacing, and a...

Maximum Ridiculosity

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Perhaps I'm wrong in this assumption, but I've always felt that Joel and Ethan Coen's debut film, Blood Simple (1984), has a tendency to fall under the shadow of their later neo-noir accomplishments, most notably Fargo (1996) and No Country...

Communication Breakdown

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French film theorist André Bazin thought that cinema was unique from any other art form thanks to its ability to represent reality. In his seminal essay "The Ontology of the Photographic Image," Bazin wrote that "Photography and cinema...are discoveries that...

I Like to Watch

By Drew Morton | Posted Under Underappreciated Gems | Comments ()


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Nicholas Roeg's directorial debut Walkabout (1971) is one of those films that one could justifiably write either briefly or at great length about. The script, an adaptation of James Vance Marshall's novel, was rumored to have been between 14 and...

Two Against Nature

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First off, a note to all the readers expecting my promised review of Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974): it simply isn't going to happen because TK reviewed it a few years back. For the most part, it has been the editorial...

Good Day Sunshine

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A year before Old School and three years before The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Wedding Crashes really kicked off the "Bromantic" era, a largely overlooked, poorly reviewed, and underappreciated Lady Bromance flick, The Sweetest Thing came and disappeared without much notice....

Your Penis is So Handsome

By Dustin Rowles | Posted Under Underappreciated Gems | Comments ()


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First off, to those of you expecting a review of Chinatown (1974) as promised in the hint that was contained in the Blue Velvet (1986) piece, I apologize. Chinatown will be the next film covered in the retrospective. I simply...

Welcome to a World Without Rules

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Here's an alphabetical listing of all our Underappreciated Gems:

'Complete Works' Is Here to Class Up Your Summer Binge Watching


7 Mostly Terrible Things That Independent Prosecutor Kenneth Starr Has Been Up To Since the Lewinsky Scandal


American Movie | They're Gonna Put Me in the Movies


Angus


Bachelor Party Review


Barry Lyndon


Blood Simple Review | Communication Breakdown


Boys Don't Cry Review


Butcher, The


Carnival of Souls Review | The Ghost Inside


Citizen X


Cop Land | Respect my Authority, Please?


Cronos


Dark City


Deathtrap


Dick Tracy Review | You Don't Know if You Want to Hit Me or Kiss Me.


Drop Dead Gorgeous


Fearless


Following Review | Welcome to a World Without Rules


Foreign Correspondent


Gattaca Review


Ghost Dog Review


Halloween Review


House of Games Review


In the Bedroom


Indecent Proposal Review


Insomnia Review | Good Day Sunshine


Joy Ride Review


Kiss of the Spider Woman


L.A. Story


Lone Star


Matchstick Men Review


Mister Frost Review


Morvern Callar


Mumford


Mysterious Skin Review


Near Dark


Oldboy


Paperhouse


Peeping Tom Review | I Like to Watch


Perfect Blue Review


Princess and the Warrior, The


Ravenous


Resurrecting 'Grim Fandango' and the Fulfillment of A Childhood Dream


Review: Devil In A Blue Dress | The Rebirth of Slick


Review: Saved! | If I Should Fall From Grace With God


Right Stuff, The


Rogue and Venom


Ruthless People Review | Stupidity Tries


Schizopolis Review | The Most Important Motion Picture You Will Ever Attend


Secret Ballot


Secretary


Simple Plan, A


Six Recent Stalker Films You Should Watch Instead of The Roommate


Sneakers


Steal Big Steal Little Review


Tao of Steve, The


The Best Movies You've Never Seen


The Cancellation of Bunheads: Why TV's Most Underrated Show Deserved Better


The Limey Review | Easy Rider, Raging Limey


The Rundown Review | Maximum Ridiculosity


The Sweetest Thing Review | Your Penis is So Handsome


The Way of the Gun Review


Tigerland


Time Bandits


Trading Places


Underappreciated Gems: Session 9 | I Live in the Weak and the Wounded


Volunteers Review


Walkabout Review | Two Against Nature


Wet Hot American Summer Review


Wild Things Review