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20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
20th Annual Animation Show Of Shows (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

There are two or three annual films showing generally in art house theatres. They are collections of animated films that go on tours. One is composed of the animated films or short films that are nominated for Academy Awards that year. ‘The Animation Show Of Shows’ is similar but different. It is just a good […]

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Suspiria (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

December 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Suspiria (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

An American girl from Ohio gets an opportunity to study at a prestigious dance academy in Germany. She jumps at the prospect in spite of being told that the women who run the school are actually witches. This is a remake of the 1977 classic horror film directed by Dario Argento. This version, directed by […]

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Isle Of Dogs (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Isle Of Dogs (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Wes Anderson gives us ‘Isle Of Dogs’, a Science Fiction animated film in which the characters are intelligent dogs who talk like humans. We are twenty years in the future, in Japan and we are in the middle of a war of humans of the Kobayashi Clan against an overloaded population of dogs. The human […]

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Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

November 1, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bonehill Road (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

The wife and the daughter of a violent abuser flee his wrath and his sadism. They escape is only to be captured by another man who is every bit as bad as the first. When the second man’s captives try to escape they find themselves sandwiched between a psychotic and a band of werewolves. At […]

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Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Solis (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Talk about your bad mornings after. Asteroid miner Troy Holloway wakes up one day and finds his living quarters are almost too hot to be used and it is getting hotter. It seems he has survived an accident of some kind, but worse is to come. Much worse. He is actually in an escape capsule, but […]

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Murders In The Zoo (1933) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

October 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Murders In The Zoo (1933) (a film retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

A world-famous wild animal trapper travels all over the planet to find animals for his zoo. What the world does not know about him is that he is insanely jealous of his wife and plans horrific deaths for those who might want her. When he is afraid that his wife has cheated on him, he […]

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First Man (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
First Man (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

‘First Man’ is a film that speculates on and tries to recreate the experience of being Neil Armstrong, going from his early flying days to his terrestrial flying days to his flight to the Moon where he became the first human being to step out onto our satellite. Then there is the trip home and […]

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Strange Nature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

October 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Strange Nature (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

In the rural wetlands of Minnesota near Duluth, Nature appears to be changing in some most unnatural ways. People living near the water are disappearing and thought to be kidnapped. Other children are deforming and the as yet unborn are becoming deformed and monstrous. Particularly susceptible are the frogs born with extra limbs and misshapen […]

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Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Rodents Of Unusual Size (2018) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

This is a documentary about nutrias. These are the world’s largest rodents, weighing in the range of 20 pounds or more. They began invading southern Louisiana swamps about 1958. They have driven out aquatic wildlife in that area. The issue of what to be done about them is controversial. Animal protection and fashion sources benefit […]

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The Monster That Challenged The World (1957) (Movie Retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

August 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Monster That Challenged The World (1957) (Movie Retrospective by Mark R. Leeper).

Besides the title of the film, ‘The Monster That Challenged The World’ delivers less than expected in most categories. This 1957 film delivers a lot in the talk department and not so much in the logic department. The plot concerns giant-8 foot, man-eating mollusks that hatched in Southern California’s Salton Sea. The monster kills only […]

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