Category: Postviewous Reviews

A postviewous review is either: A) a movie that is no longer in the theaters but is being watched for the first time by the reviewer; B) a movie that was seen by the reviewer in the theater but was then revisited soon after it was released on DVD/Blu-ray; or C) a “classic” (don’t eat our lunches if you don’t think a particular movie should be dubbed as such) that has been viewed so many times that a new review should be written and consumed.


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The Dark Knight Rises Review

Let me preface this by saying that I am a HUGE Batman fan; I own several graphic novels, grew up on Batman: The Animated Series and had many of their toys, and just love the fact that he is a super hero whose only super power is super richness (oh Bill Gates what you could have been).

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Goon (2011) Review

Goon is the most masterful sports movie of the past decade.  At its core, Goon transcends the sports movie genre, there is a warmth and honesty that few movies can accomplish but Goon does it exceedingly well all while wrapped up in deep fried corn dog batter that are the comical shenanigans of a minor […]

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Meeting the Criterion (Collection): #391 If….

If…. (1968), directed by Lindsay Anderson, Spine #391 of the Criterion Collection. I’ve always felt that school is an institution designed to suppress creativity and force conformity, with its purpose being to train workers.  Ironically, one’s time at school  can be the best time of one’s life because it is a chance to explore and […]

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Meeting the Criterion (Collection): #594 Godzilla, Part 2

Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956), directed by Terry Morse, Spine #594 of the Criterion Collection. Generally I avoid comparing and contrasting films in my reviews since a film should be able to stand on its own.  Yet I’m compelled to point out the differences between the 1954 Japanese original Godzilla and the 1956 American […]

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Meeting the Criterion (Collection): #594 Godzilla

Godzilla (1954), directed by Ishiro Honda, Spine #594 of the Criterion Collection I must qualify this post and the next.  This will be Part 1 of my review of Godzilla since there are actually two films included on the Criterion Collection Blu-Ray.  The first is the original 1954 Japanese horror film Godzilla, the second is […]

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Meeting the Criterion (Collection): #302 Harakiri

Harakiri (1962), directed by Masaki Kobayashi, Spine #302 of the Criterion Collection What a great film in which tradition and ritual are questioned while we audience members are confronted with our own emotions and views on morality.  This is accomplished by a layered story that is slowly revealed through multiple character perspectives as well as […]

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Meeting the Criterion (Collection): #151 Traffic

Traffic (2000), directed by Steven Soderbergh, Spine #151 of the Criterion Collection. After viewing the film, Traffic seems to be that landmark, eye-opening film on drugs we’ve all been waiting for.  Yet on reflection and closer examination, one asks: have we really been waiting for this?  It would be easy to say that all the […]

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