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Focus On Film: Episode 6 - September 2013 Criterion Titles

Focus On Film Episode 6 is up! Download the MP3 HERE.

[Featuring special guest Sean Hizny]
In this episode:
September 2013 Criterion Titles AnnouncementNotable films watched in the last 30 days (including The Sessions, Speedy, Before Midnight, Welcome To The Dollhouse, Mr. Death, Election, The GriftersA Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III, Wrong)  "Criterion Most Wanted"  
"Focus On Film Theme"Daniel Sardella

Stoker (2013) ****

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Casino Royale (2006) **** [Bondathon Pt. 21]

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Naked Lunch (1991) ****1/2

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Cloud Atlas (2012) ****1/2

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Repo Man (1984) ****1/2

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Jubal (1956) ***1/2

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Wrong (2012) ***1/2

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The Corporation (2003) ***

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Lifeforce (1985) ****

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Father's Day (2011) ***1/2

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"You don't call a man a tree."

Man Of Steel (2013) **

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Boy-child pee-pee, shaky cam, dildo ships, shaky cam, "Arm the package.", shaky cam, "dicksplash", shaky cam, "It's supposed to go in all the way!"

A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III (2012) ***

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Berberian Sound Studio (2012) **1/2

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A Blade In The Dark (1983) **

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David Bowie: Five Years (2013) ****1/2

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Boards Of Canada 'Tomorrow's Harvest' (2013) ****

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Another excellent album by this duo, but, as is often the case, the tunes with the best beats are too damn short!


Ninja III: The Domination (1984) ***1/2

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) ****1/2

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The Blob (1958) ****

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American Mary (2012) ***

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Manborg (2011) ****

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V/H/S/2 (2013) **

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Dark Skies (2013) **1/2

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) ****1/2

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The Rocketeer (1991) ****

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Race With The Devil (1975) ***1/2

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974) ***1/2

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Queens Of The Stone Age '...Like Clockwork' (2013) ****

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My deluxe vinyl arrived last Friday (5/31). Featuring double 180g vinyl (that plays at 45 RPM) and a beautiful 20-page illustrated book, it is quite the package (that's what she said). See here.

I didn't get a chance to listen to the album that night and I had to work the next day (Saturday), so my first listen was in the car from MP3s (the vinyl includes a digital download) and I was underwhelmed. Wait...underwhelmed?? With a QOTSA album?!? This is one of my favorite bands! Yes, yes I was.

The next day (Sunday) was a scorcher (95+ degrees) so I stayed in all day (mostly watching movies). I listened to '...Like Clockwork' again, this time on vinyl, reading along with the lyrics in the book. And I enjoyed it SO much more. The vinyl sounds warmer, the levels sound better and the sonic range is more pleasing to my ears. Actually sitting on the couch, listening intently to a record, reading along with lyrics, and taking in all the great artwork is something I rarely do a…

Die Another Day (2002) *1/2 [Bondathon Pt. 20]

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Shock Treatment (1981) ***1/2

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The Killer Inside Me (2010) **** [Jim Thompson Double Feature Pt. 2]

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The Grifters (1990) **** [Jim Thompson Double Feature Pt. 1]

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The Burning (1981) ***

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