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Film reviews over obvious satires, such as Dr. Strangelove and Bob Roberts, Coen brothers movies (Fargo, The Big Lebowski), as well as classic films with satirical elements, such as Pulp Fiction and Citizen Kane.

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King of the Bigtime Talkers: Bill Maher on HBO

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Bill Maher rubs me the wrong way. I get him and John Oliver back to back from my cable provider and it turns out that the two of them together are more than I can take. Oliver likes to say “Fucking this” and “Fucking that” a little too ... More »

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Inherent Vice

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Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Review by Dan Geddes 21 April 2017 Inherent Vice (2014) is a long, quirky, uneven comedy; your enjoyment of it depends on your enthusiasm for early 1970s stoner culture, as well as your attitude about Pynchon’s u... More »

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Gone Girl: Sensationalist Satire

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Spoiler alert: This essay contains plot-spoilers. Gone Girl (2014) is a satirical commentary on the state of contemporary marriage. It is a well-made film, following a clearly constructed, if ultimately disturbing, storyline. The characterizations are exagger... More »

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This is 40: Judd Apatow’s Home Movie Magnum Opus

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Paul Rudd … Pete Leslie Man … Debbie Albert Brooks … Larry John Lithgow … Oliver Written and directed by Judd Apatow Review by Dan Geddes This is 40 is a moderately entertaining Judd Apatow comedy about a married couple facing the diffi... More »

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Why Jake Gyllenhaal is Too Pretty for Oscar

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By David Toussaint 14 February 2015 Every year the Oscar nominations are announced and with it a snub so reprehensible it outshines any good the awards might attempt to celebrate. This time around we’ve witnessed an oversight so blatantly political and bigot... More »

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Review by Dan Geddes Cast Ralph Fiennes … M. Gustave Murray Abraham … Mr. Moustafa Mathieu Amalric … Serge X. Adrien Brody … Dmitri Willem Dafoe … Jopling Jeff Goldblum … Deputy Kovacs Harvey Keitel … Ludwig Jude Law &... More »

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Kill Bill, Vol. 2

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Review By Dan Geddes Uma Thurman …. The Bride/Black Mamba David Carradine …. Bill (Snake Charmer) Michael Madsen …. Budd (Sidewinder) Daryl Hannah …. Elle Driver (California Mountain Snake) Chia Hui Liu …. Johnny Mo/Pai Mei (as Go... More »

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Llewyn’s (Oscar Isaac) opening folk performance at The Gaslight Cafe in 1961 sets the tone for a surprisingly non-violent Coen brothers’ movie about a struggling singer in the early folk scene in New York. Inside Llewyn Davis doesn’t seem like a Coen Br... More »

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Blue Jasmine – Review

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Woody Allen’s Streetcar Named Desire Review by Dan Geddes Blue Jasmine is Woody Allen’s best movie since Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). Blue Jasmine is a compelling retelling of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, but set in San ... More »

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Bill Murray

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By Dan Geddes Movie actors have enormous impact on mass society. They are some of the most influential personalities whom we admire and even model our behavior after. In this sense, marquee movie actors have become heroes in our time. Millions of people consci... More »

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Burn After Reading

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Written, produced and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Review by Dan Geddes This review contains spoilers! Burn After Reading is a funny, but unsatisfying tragi-comedy in the familiar Coen brothers style. In terms of story arc, it resembles other Coen film... More »

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