Weekly link roundup – Sept. 17-30

My schedule has been all cattywampus lately because of getting ready for Fantastic Fest, and then going to Fantastic Fest, and then recovering from Fantastic Fest. Some columns haven’t been running on their regular schedule, which is normally the very model of precision and discipline. But things should be back to normal this week — so dry those tears, buckaroo!

Fantastic Fest was an absurd amount of fun. Most of the movies I saw were good or at least good-ish, and it was great to see so many friends and meet new people who used to exist only on the Internet.


“50/50” (A-)
“Take Shelter” (B+)
“Dream House” (D-) [Film.com]
“Archie’s Final Project” (B+)
“Dolphin Tale” (B-)
“Killer Elite” (C) [Film.com]
“Moneyball” (B)

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Eric’s Bad Movies: “Molly” (1999), starring Elisabeth Shue as a mentally retarded woman who gets smart(er). [Film.com]

What’s the Big Deal?: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), a masterpiece of marital loathing. [Film.com]

One Year Ago: Catching up with “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” “The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” and more / Catching up with “The Social Network,” “Let Me In,” and more. [Movies.com] / [Movies.com]

Star Wars on Blu-ray: It’s time to move past anger and into acceptance. [Film.com]

My Fantastic Fest reviews. [Film.com]

A Proper Gentleman from 19th Century England Reacts to Seeing “Human Centipede 2” [Movies.com]

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Snide Remarks: “Jews Your Words Carefully” — A dumb girl gets the wrong impression

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