The Magic Christmas Tree-Not All That Magical or That Christmas-y (Wherein I Curse A Lot)

I wish that I could blow your mind with some serious feel good, nostalgic mother-fucking holiday yuletide shit. Instead, all I got is some weird ass mid-sixties west-coast tom-foolery, that was frankly disturbing at best.

‘The Magic Christmas Tree’ was originally released in 1964. Apparently they had not mastered the art of syncing lips with recorded sound yet or maybe it wasn’t in their budget, but regardless the disconnect left me with a bit of a headache. I suppose this could have been a result of time and crappy film storage, but I digress…

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The Magic Christmas Tree-Not All That Magical or That Christmas-y (Wherein I Curse A Lot)

You Better Watch Out: A RARE EXPORTS Review

Rare Exports is the punch line of a very long joke, one that runs pretty much the whole length of the movie, the payoff coming in the last thirty seconds (or the last five minutes for the particularly savvy). It’s not a knee-slapping-guffaw fall down and-lose-a-spleen kind of punchline, but it will make you chuckle. That is, if you ignore the human (?) trafficking implications.

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You Better Watch Out: A RARE EXPORTS Review

Holiday Horror Done Right: A Review of KRAMPUS

First of all, let me just start with me just start off with expressing my love for the Christmas Horror Genre…

For me, Christmas is almost as exciting as Halloween when it comes to annual viewings of holiday horrors.

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Holiday Horror Done Right: A Review of KRAMPUS

Take the Risk: Invest in Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital (2013)

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What is the value of human life? How much is your own life worth? You may not be able to put a price on it, but insurance companies surely can. As we are reminded in Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital (Il Capitale Umano, Italy, 2013), there’s even a formula to quantify a person’s financial worth based on “life expectancy, earning capacity, quantity and quality of emotional bonds.”

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Take the Risk: Invest in Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital (2013)