Month: May 2014

the piano teacher

“The Piano Teacher” Movie Review by Mike Dub

The Piano Teacher (2001; Michael Haneke) GRADE: B By Mike Dub Throughout his well-regarded and controversial career, Michael Haneke has specialized in disturbing violence.  With unnerving precision, Haneke unfurls stories that build delicately to sudden, shocking explosions of blood and death.  In The Piano Teacher, based on a novel […]

The Big Red One

Sam Fuller Goes to War By Daniel Barnes

  By Daniel Barnes Fixed Bayonets! (1951; Sam Fuller) GRADE: B+ War movies are an indigenous territory for a director who liked to describe cinema as a battlefield.  However, Fixed Bayonets! is a little more limited by its genre and commercial obligations. It’s about an outnumbered platoon given a […]

A Dangerous Method Michael Fassbender Keira Knightley

“A Dangerous Method” Movie Review by Mike Dub

A Dangerous Method (2011; David Cronenberg) GRADE: B- By Mike Dub Given cinema’s predisposition for illustrating human psychology, it is somewhat surprising that David Croneneberg, renowned for his use of surreal narrative devices and imagery (he’s the man who had James Woods stick his head into the vagina […]

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