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Gordon S. Miller is the artist formerly known as El Bicho, the nom de plume he used when he first began reviewing movies online for The Masked Movie Snobs in 2003. Before the year was out, he became that site's publisher. Over the years, he has also contributed to a number of other sites as a writer and editor, such as FilmRadar, Film School Rejects, High Def Digest, and Blogcritics. He is the Publisher of Cinema Sentries. Some of his random thoughts can be found at

Frank Yankovic, King of Polka

Frank Yankovic The Best of Frank Yankovic Legacy Recordings Let me get this out right at the start: I’m a complete novice in regards to polka music. The only connection I have had with the art form is vague memories of watching The Lawrence Welk Show with my grandparents, attending Oktoberfest celebrations in Huntington Beach, California and standing in line ... Read More »

Open Water

Written and Directed by Chris Kentis Every summer there is one small, independent film that beats the odds and becomes the must-see film that everyone is talking about. This year Open Water is trying to be that film. It garnered a great deal of buzz at Sundance back in January and reviewers are raving about it; however, I have no ... Read More »

A Home at the End of the World

Directed by Michael Mayer Written by Michael Cunningham based on his novel A Home at the End of the World is an unconventional love story about Bobby and Jonathan, two young men who grow up in suburban Ohio in the late ’60s and reunite in New York City in the early ’80s. While in New York, they form a new ... Read More »

Movie Review: Fahrenheit 9/11 – Moore Reports, You Decide.

Fahrenheit 9/11 is Michael Moore’s film about President Bush, his administration and the way they have handled the war on terror, but then you probably already knew that if you have any access to the outside world. The film covers a lot of areas, starting with the 2000 election. Not because Democrats and others are still upset about the outcome, ... Read More »

Katie Melua Call Off The Search

Katie Melua’s Call Off The Search is a pleasant album of pop music, which can be taken as a compliment or a criticism depending on your feelings for the genre. It is nice enough to have playing in the background during a party, but I wouldn’t borrow it from a friend to make my own copy. After a few listens ... Read More »

Super Size Me

Written and Directed by Morgan Spurlock Super Size Me looks at the effects fast food has on individuals and society. Morgan Spurlock, the filmmaker, is man driven by a large amount of conviction and determination to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, there are times when he is so dedicated to his cause that he forgoes logic and fairness ... Read More »

The Day After Tomorrow

Directed by Roland Emmerich Story by Roland Emmerich Screenplay by Roland Emmerich & Jeffrey Nachmanoff Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. Over the next few months movie theaters across the country will be inundated by the genre of Hollywood film known as Special Effects Pornography. Before I cause a national disaster comprised of young men flooding out of ... Read More »

The Saddest Music in the World

Directed by Guy Maddin Written by Guy Maddin and Toles Based on an original screenplay by Kazuo Ishiguro Towards the end of this film, Broadway producer Chester Kent is stabbed in the stomach by shards of broken glass. While watching this scene, I was consumed with envy because having my abdomen eviscerated with broken beer bottles would have been a ... Read More »

The Agronomist

Directed by Jonathan Demme The Agronomist is a biography about Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio broadcaster and journalist. He constantly railed against the injustice and oppression suffered by his fellows Haitians. It’s very intriguing to watch a man so strong and dedicated, fighting for what he knew was right, fighting for a people that were mistreated by their leaders, fighting ... Read More »

Pirates of Tortuga

Directed by Robert D. Webb Screenplay by Melvin Levy, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr. and Pat Silver Based on a story by Melvin Levy Pirates of Tortuga has been released on DVD in order to capitalize on the popularity of sea-faring adventures such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Master and Commander . While the story does contain shipboard swashbuckling, it ... Read More »