03 February 2007

February 3, 2007

Six String Samurai
Hellavlotafun

What to Watch For
The gangs
The fight scenes
The kid
The musics
Death

Why You Should Watch It
Low-budget without having a low production value
It's indie-rific
It ends with a katana duel AND a guitar duel
The lead actor actually knows martial arts and is pretty athletic
The King is Dead. Long Live the King!

02 February 2007

February 2, 2007

America: From Freedom to Fascism
The Most Important Documentary You Will Ever Watch

What to Watch For
The Lies and the Truth Serum
Connections to other Documentaries
Why We Fight
Corporation
Unprecedented
The Take
The Party is Over
It also ties into my recent blog post about rich people

Why You Should Watch It
The Most Important Documentary You Will Ever Watch
You need to be informed
No. Really. You need to see this film.
You know why?
Because It is... The Most Important Documentary You Will Ever Watch

01 February 2007

February 1, 2007

The Party's Over
It's like reading 200 Blogs.... in 2 hours. A little dated, but worth the effort.

What to Watch For
Barney Frank
Noam Chomsky
Rev. Jesse Jackson
The NRA (believe it or not)
Real People

Why You Should Watch It
It dove tails nicely with Unprecedented and With God on Our Side
1984 is coming...
The Farm section is amazing... Willie Nelson even
I learn more from people's opinions than I ever would from a book or news source
A balanced report of the Left and Right.

30 January 2007

January 30, 2007

Queen Margot
Another of my favorite films. Fourth viewing.

What to Watch For
Tension
Acting
Characters
Period costumes and architechture
Hot French Women

Why You Should Watch It
Historical accuracy (and inaccuracy)
It's the French version of every Chinese nobility peace
Hot French Women
When Americans do historical movies, it's always ethically black and white; but when the French do it...
Aren't you paying attention? HOT FRENCH WOMEN. GAH!

28 January 2007

January 28, 2007

Smokin' Aces
It's been a good year, so far.

What to Watch For
Excellent performances, all around
Art direction
Staging, stunts, blocking
Extreme moments of violent action
Tension (as if you can see that)

Why You Should Watch It
Writer/Director of Narc
Excellent Intro
Ben Affleck gets shot
It has an ensemble cast... of course
Great plot and great execution