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An Enigmatic Man: THE IMITATION GAME Film Review

By at January 2, 2015 | 2:54 pm | 1 Comments

An Enigmatic Man: THE IMITATION GAME Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars It can be quite a feat to construct an Oscar-worthy film when your cast is filled with star power. The actors can all-too easily overshadow the characters they play, especially when your lead is rising superstar Benedict Cumberbatch. Magnificently, The Imitation Game avoids such pitfalls thanks to actors and a director (Norwegian Morten Tyldum) who more...

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Rock-and-Roll Soap Opera: The Quirky Queue PRIVILEGE Film Review

By at November 29, 2014 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

Rock-and-Roll Soap Opera: The Quirky Queue PRIVILEGE Film Review

In case you missed it, the summer of 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the original rock-band mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. To honor this oft-quoted cult classic, we’ve delved deep into the past to find another fictional documentary about rock-and-roll. And we're not so proud of it, especially when it yields this month's Quirky Queue result, the British film more...

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Perfect Peckinpah: The Quirky Queue CROSS OF IRON Film Review

By at June 2, 2014 | 10:43 pm | 0 Comment

Perfect Peckinpah: The Quirky Queue CROSS OF IRON Film Review

5 / 5 stars I began The Quirky Queue in an effort to share with film fans some of the more cultish, odd and just plain bizarre movies, and to reignite interest in the forgotten and unique. This month’s pick, Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron, falls into the latter categories. Largely ignored in a filmography that includes the masterwork revisionist western The Wild more...

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Disco Stuck: The Quirky Queue’s THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY Film Review

By at April 9, 2014 | 10:36 pm | 0 Comment

Disco Stuck: The Quirky Queue’s THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY Film Review

3 / 5 stars Saturday Night Fever is easily the most entertaining film in history to showcase the disco era. After that? I could call out Roller Boogie (1979) maybe, but it’s way too immature and melodramatic. Plus Linda Blair doesn’t even remove her top, something she would do with great frequency throughout the 1980s. How about the Village People film Can't Stop more...

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