Top 10 Movies of 2009

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Today is the anniversary of FITI. Two years of my relentless spew. Thanks for checking it out.Continuing on the Words About Movies Before This Blog Started theme—The Top 10 of 2007 and 2008 were posted earlier this week—here's my picks for 2009. (Please excuse my CAPS, that's when 2012 me had to have his say.)…Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2008

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Continuing my look back to the years before I became the Mad Blogger What Blogs at Midnight, here's my thoughts on the best movies of 2008. CAPS where my 2012 self felt the need to editorialize... there are about five in my Honourable Mentions list that deserved top-ten status. Oh well. I had no trouble…Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2007

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Yes, yes, I know. It is August 2012. But as I roll up to the second birthday of Flaw In The Iris at the end of this week, I'm looking back at film-related stuff I did in the days before the inception of this venue. I used to have an hour every week on CKDU…Read More

Lawless review

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Directed by John HillcoatWritten by Nick Cave from the Matt Bondurant book The Wettest County in the WorldIf you enjoyed the gritty Australian western The Proposition, also conjured by antipodean twosome Hillcoat and Cave, you'll find a similar blood-splattered tonality here, their adaptation of Bondurant's tale of his grandfather and two great-uncles' exploits as moonshiners…Read More

Micro-Genres revisited

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From Alan J. Pakula's The Parallax ViewContinuing with my theme of poaching relevant material from previous social network discussions, I hope this is of interest...I enjoyed this article from the AV Club, where they asked their staff about their fave micro-genres in music and film. I'm really on board with Zack Handlen's appreciation for later…Read More

Remembering Tony Scott

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It wasn't cool to say you were a fan of Tony Scott's movies. Among cine-snob circles, anyway. His work was too commercial, too mainstream. He wasn't an auteur because he didn't write his own features. And Ridley, his older brother, got more acclaim, won more awards and had a bigger fanbase thanks to Alien and…Read More

Canon we hate

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A few years ago I read this post. As the second anniversary of this blog approaches, I'm digging into some fun stuff I did in the past on my social networks. For example, having read this, I asked myself: what widely accepted cultural material do I really dislike? Then I asked my friends. The question…Read More

The Bourne Legacy review

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Directed by Tony Gilroy Written by Tony and Dan Gilroy, from a story by Tony, inspired by the Robert Ludlum novels. Tough act this one is following. The first three Bourne movies are that rare popular franchise without a weak link. Each of the films has something to recommend it, the second and third strongly…Read More