Monthly Archives: October 2010

#18 Four Rooms

Dear Rache, Today, I will tell you about Four Rooms (1995). Now there’s a quirky movie. It’s New Years Eve and bellhop Ted Bishop (Tim Roth) is making his rounds through four rooms, each with its own assortment of eccentric … Continue reading

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#17 Annie Hall

Dear Rache, I have set a goal for myself, and that is to present you with at least five Woody Allen movies. Last week, I gave you Crimes and Misdemeanors. Today, I give you Annie Hall—the movie considered by many … Continue reading

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#16 Perhaps Love

Dear Rache, Tonight, I am recommending to you – a Chinese musical. Why? Well, why not? Here’s why Perhaps Love should be promising enough: 1) It’s directed by Peter Chan – who directed the superb weepy Comrades: Almost A Love … Continue reading

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#15 Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Dear Rache, Remember whe you told me you wished you hadn’t seen Adventureland because there were so many weed scenes they made you want to smoke weed? Well, this movie has that as well. But I bet you wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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#14 8 Femmes

Dear Rachey, Here’s yet another reason why the French rock: their movies are always, always, refreshing. Let’s take 8 Femmes (2002) for example. The movie centers on the inhabitants of a mansion tucked away in a town in France. One … Continue reading

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# 13 Chungking Express

Dear Rache, One of the reasons why I love Wong Kar Wai and his movies is that, for many of us, our love stories don’t follow the Hollywood formula of boy-meets-girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. … Continue reading

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# 12 Up In The Air

Dear Rache, There is something very old-school about the look and feel of this movie. From the typography of the opening credits, to the country-sounding music, to the drab, unglamorous backdrops such as Detroit and Omaha. The story centers on … Continue reading

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# 11 Before Sunset

Dear Rache, This post is inspired by the really gloomy weather we’ve been having lately. I’ve decided to do a series (maybe three or four) on my favorite movies to watch on a rainy day. The first one is Before … Continue reading

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#10 My Last Five Girlfriends

Dear Rache, The Frech fabulist and poet Jean de la Fontaine once said, C’est un betail servile et sot a mon avis Que les imitateurs. Translation: Imitators are a slavish herd and fools in my opinion. And if de la … Continue reading

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#9 Crimes and Misdemeanors

Dear Rache, Last week, I found out that Woody Allen recently released a new film, You will meet a tall, dark stranger, and is in fact working a new one, Midnight in Paris, and I was promptly sent over the … Continue reading

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