Saturday, October 21, 2006

10-Second Film Reviews #10

More exciting than a Detroit-St. Louis World Series and almost as scary as a Miami-FIU showdown: it's my 10-second film reviews!

Movies I've seen this past week, along with my Netflix ratings:

A Decade Under the Influence: A three-hour, IFC-produced documentary about 70's filmmaking. Some of the montages go on far too long, and some of the interviewees don't have much to say. Still, it's a film about the Golden Age of cinema and that subject is always fascinating. The movies does a good job of explaining the motivations for the people back then, as well as illustrating the culture of the time with some really great films from the era. (***)

Logan's Run: For 30 years ago, the special effects and visual design were cutting-edge. They don't really hold up to today's CGI-standard, but that does little to diminish the futuristic vision; there are a handful of truly amazing and memorable images. The acting is stilted and the plot hazy. The beginning of the movie sizzled, then the story plodded along the rest of the way. Jennifer Agutter is one of the most beautiful women I've even seen in a moving picture. (***)

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