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From the Mists of Time: “Wanted Dead or Alive”

January 14, 2014

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Here’s a strange little number. It’s a movie that could just as easily fit in the “Criminally Overlooked” category as “From the Mists of Time,” since it’s actually quite a good movie, which never garnered the cult status it deserved. Even now I’m hesitant to wholeheartedly endorse it, since it’s the product of a more innocent time, which now takes on the dimension of a nightmare. Still, there’s no getting around the fact it’s a solidly-built thriller with more than ample amounts of ‘80s cheese, all served atop a hearty helping of Rutger Hauer. Okay, that metaphor went wrong, but you get the point: Rutger Hauer, sawed-off shotgun, terrorists in L.A. Need I say more? Of course not, but I will…
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This Weekend’s Movies: “Civic Duty”

October 6, 2007

Civic Duty, an art-house, paranoid thriller from director Jeff Renfroe and writer Andrew Joiner strives to peel back the white-noise of contemporary American life and expose it for the corrosive, fear-mongering organ they feel it to be. Okay, so far so good. Unfortunately, the creative duo behind this modest film manage to wimp out at every critical juncture and end up with a delcawed, defanged story. Is there anything sadder than an angry indictment of society that ultimately backs down from its convictions? I don’t know, but it pretty much sucks, no matter what.

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