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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

Perhaps one of the best examples of how bad the Academy is at picking the best film of the year, Mulholland Dr. was not even nominated for Best Picture in 2001. Instead they chose Ron Howard’s competent but all too formulaic and forgettable A Beautiful Mind that year. Although Director David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Dune, Lost Highway) did win Best Director at Cannes, it took time for some people to give the film the acclaim it truly deserves. It’s understandable in that if there was ever a film that DEMANDED repeat viewings it is this one. It is the first and only movie I have ever watched and then immediately rewinded and watched again (mind you it’s a 2.5hr long movie). I was interested but confused the first time, understandably so I think. The second time I wanted to go erect a statue in my yard in dedication to this cinematic achievement. If you missed out on this film when it came out, STOP READING as it is impossible to discuss this movie at any level of detail without completely ruining it for you. Go watch it, then read this, then go watch it again. (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

If you’ve been reading this site for a while you know we are big fans of the Criterion Collection. We even do a special “Criterion Review” series here. Not only do they have great taste in selecting their films, but they also give them the treatment they deserve. Which is why it is so cool that they are now offering many great films/documentaries for free via Hulu! They are even offering 18 “Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman” films up. Quentin Tarantino makes tons of references to them in his films, so now you can actually watch them and know what the hell he is talking about. Documentaries that are offered include: “For All Mankind”, “Burden of Dreams”, “Grey Gardens”, and “The Beales of Grey Gardens”

Just go ahead and take my word for it those are some damn good films, and the price couldn’t be better. Click here and start watching!

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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]
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Christopher Nolan’s Inception is one of the best films I’ve seen this year, mostly because of its unique Matryoshka doll plot structure and the way it blurs the line between dream and reality. I like movies that give me a little credit as a viewer and ask me to bring my brain to the theater instead of leaving it at home. If you want some more mind-twisting films that also dabble in dreamscapes, check these out. In no particular order: (more…)