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Author Archives: Gordon S. Miller

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 twitter.com/ElBicho_CS

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Directed by Michel Gondry Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman Story by Charlie Kaufman & Michel Gondry & Pierre Bismuth Over the weekend I went on a 45-minute bike ride. It was the only extensive bit of exercise I had performed in months. During the last leg, I had to get up a small incline before I made it home. My thighs ... Read More »

Goodbye, Lenin

Directed by Wolfgang Becker Written by Wolfgang Becker & Bernd Lichtenberg The review for Goodbye, Lenin! fell into my lap because another reviewer was put off by the synopsis. Admittedly, the premise sounds very odd and a tad corny, reminiscent of an episode of Three’s Company. The year is 1989 and the story takes place in East Berlin. Christiane, a ... Read More »

The Reckoning

Directed by Paul McGuigan Screenplay by Mark Mills Based on the novel Morality Play by Barry Unsworth The Reckoning is an interesting murder mystery set in a small English village at the end of the 14th Century. While the plot starts out with the protagonist, Father Nicholas, unraveling the mystery of who killed young Thomas Wells, the story is actually ... Read More »

Talk about The Passion

I don’t know why I was surprised that yet another story about Jesus won’t die. A week has gone by since the opening of The Passion of The Christ, and tonight I had the misfortune to hear Pat Robertson and Sean Hannity talking about the film. Their faith has skewed their opinions, especially Pat who hadn’t seen it yet. To ... Read More »

In This World

Directed by Michael Winterbottom Written by Tony Grisoni In This World tracks the story of two Afghan refugees attempting to make their way from a Pakistani refugee camp to the promised land of London, England. There’s a sequence late in the film of the main characters working in Italy, which brings to mind the work of Rossellini and De Sica ... Read More »

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Written and Directed by Larry Blamire Nowadays, kids don’t have to watch a bad movie if they don’t want to. What with DVD players in their bedrooms, cell phones that work as walkie-talkies, game consoles, portable Internet access, and up to 500 channels on TV, they can now be entertained endlessly by many alternatives. If they don’t like a movie ... Read More »

Greendale

Directed by Bernard ShakeyAll songs written by Neil YoungPerformed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse Due to technological advancements, smaller attention spans and a limited talent pool, today's music industry is going back to the business model of the '50s where singles are the main focus. No one sent that memo to Neil Young or, more likely, he just threw ... Read More »