September 2010 - Can't Stop the Movies
Can't Stop the Movies
30Sep/101

According to Greta (2009)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

Danny LIKEThe great bane in any film critic's life is what they do when they have a few drinks in them. Keep in mind, I'm a lightweight-- I didn't start drinking until I was 25, and even then I only get wasted a few times a year, which usually results in far more vomit than I'm comfortable with.

And while I'm sure Roger Ebert, having downed one too many bottles of Pinot Grigio, will pop in Benji the Hunted and go to town, I'm afraid my tastes are nowhere near as highbrow.

30Sep/100

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

ANDREW LIKEThe Killer Inside Me is complicated and messy.  It's a painfully dark noir centered around a protagonist that doesn't have any sort of moral core.  It also contains scenes that are so violent and nearly out of place that some people have leveled suspicions of misogyny against the film.  I would also like to debate these same people if content automatically determines intent in the case of any art.  Because The Killer Inside Me, while not quite a success, is certainly one of the more interesting films I've seen this year.

29Sep/100

Superman / Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Andrew INDIFFERENTThe DC Animation division has been working overtime for the last few years. We could point to the success of Batman Begins for kickstarting the trend, but these direct to DVD features have been a mainstay of animation since the early 90's when WB would package serialized episodes together and release it as a single movie on VHS.  Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a direct sequel to their previous film, Public Enemies, and serves more as an introduction to this animated universe's version of Supergirl than functioning as a Superman/Batman story.  It's also the weakest of any of the DC Animation films that I've seen.

28Sep/102

Ingmar Bergman: Intro and Torment (1944)

Each Tuesday Andrew will be going through every available film of Ingmar Bergman.

Andrew COMMENTARYIngmar Bergman is the greatest filmmaker that has, to this day, graced this planet.  No one has touched him in terms of inventiveness and playing with the medium of film as far as it can go without going into purely abstract territory.  For over sixty years he worked in theater and cinema, delivering countless classics asking the deep questions of what it means to be human and they way our emotions drive every action of our lives.

25Sep/100

Sabrina (1954)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com