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Archive for 2009|Yearly archive page

District 9

In * * * *, Sci-Fi/Fantasy on August 11, 2009 at 12:41 am

district9_3Marooned aliens

A parable for our time

Big screen; big message

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Red Cliff

In * * *, Action/Adventure on July 21, 2009 at 4:27 am

red_cliffWar of jealousy

An ancient thumping grandeur

Boys Own journey east

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Young Victoria

In Drama on July 14, 2009 at 11:02 am

the-young-victoria-posterIntrigue, youth, power

Familial dysfunction

Mills & Boon disappoints

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Thirst

In * * * +, Horror/Supernatural on July 7, 2009 at 3:47 pm

thirst-movie-posterLusty vampire flick

Visceral, sensual feast

Little slow but fun

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500 Days of Summer

In * * *, Comedy, Drama on July 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm

500-days-of-summer-01Tale of young heartbreak

Trying a little too hard

Warm, post-modern fluff

Winged Creatures

In * * * *, Drama on June 16, 2009 at 3:38 pm

winged-creaturesShooting aftermath

More perceptive than first thought

Forget archetypes

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Dead Snow

In * * * +, Comedy, Horror/Supernatural on June 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm

dead_snow_poster1Creeping tension starts

Norwegian Nazi zombies

Thigh-slapping laughs end

$9.99

In * * * +, Animated, Comedy on June 8, 2009 at 9:23 pm

R_MPAA_RATING_BlackSurreal ensemble
A little flat; but charming
Simple happiness

Three Monkeys (Üç maymun)

In * * *, Drama on June 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

poster_3monkeysFamily in crisis

Plodding, under-edited

Strikingly gorgeous

Pure Shit

In * * *, Comedy, Thriller/Mystery/Crime on June 3, 2009 at 12:56 pm
Pure Shit70’s Aussie junkies 

Drugs, crime, sex, misogyny

Funny, rough, candid