Category: Reviews

“Test” Movie Review by Mike Dub

Test (2014; Chris Mason Johnson) GRADE: C+ By Mike Dub Chris Mason Johnson’s new drama about gay life, Test, takes place in 1985 but contains a decidedly 21st-century sensibility.  Absent from Johnson’s somewhat lightweight nostalgia piece, which examines life during the height of the AIDS epidemic, are any of […]

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 […]

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