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GenXGirl’s Film Reviews

About me: A dedicated fan and collector of mostly 90s indie and festival films. I am especially fond of Wim Wenders, Peter Greenaway, Gus Van Sant, Richard Linklater, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Rolf De Heer, David Lynch, Nick Broomfield, Michael Moore, and Jane Campion. Call me old fashion, but I still happen to appreciate the comforting heft, enhanced footprint and shelf presence - and nostalgic appeal - of the analogue VHS format. I collect very selective titles.

509 Films have been rated or reviewed by GenXGirl.

Last DaysLast Days (2005)
4 stars (Very Good) This will not be everyone\'s cup of tea, but as a fan of the director and of the character portrayed I give it the thumbs up. Strangely hypnotic, odd, very experimental and brave, but definitely watchable.
Four LionsFour Lions (2010)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good) A group of bumbling terrorists with a knack of mucking up spectacularly. Truly funny, laugh out load moments, for such dead serious subject matter. Totally original, and gutsy, but it just worked so well.
This Must Be the PlaceThis Must Be the Place (2011)
5 stars (Exceptional) Tale of an aging 80's goth singer, who could be depressed (but more likely just bored) takes on the task of tracking down his estranged (and dead) father's tormentor. Loved the soundtrack, loved the cast, I'm just in love with this movie!
Being ElmoBeing Elmo (A Puppeteer's Journey) (2011)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) Extremely heartfelt story about the man who breathes life into lovable Elmo. Clash grew up idolising the puppeteers of Sesame Street from an early age, only to end up being one of the best. I have a whole new appreciation for the art.
Exit Through the Gift ShopExit Through the Gift Shop (2010)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good) At first a sort of random journey into the underworld of street art, which is completely tipped upsidedown when the doco–maker encounters Banksy – who turns the film, much like his art, into something thought provoking for the viewer to digest.
DVD $24.95 $18.70
Biggie and TupacBiggie and Tupac (2002)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) Broomfield merely scrapes the surface of what was clearly a case of police corruption within Death Row Records. We get a fairly good explanation of Biggie\'s death, but many questions are unanswered about Tupac\'s. You have to commend his fearlessness
Hoop DreamsHoop Dreams (1994)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) A doco that takes you on a journey of hope and ambition like no other. It\'s impossible not to become emotionally vested in the lives of these two disavantaged teens. No.1 on Spurlocks Top50DocosToSeeBeforeYouDie for a good reason!
DVD $19.95 $14.95
Jesus CampJesus Camp (2006)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) A look inside the extreme Evangelical movement in the US. There is no question that some of the children attending these Jesus camps are subject to emotional abuse and it\'s a horrowing watch. It made me mad. Christians need to watch it.
Thin Blue Line, TheThin Blue Line, The (1988)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) Nicely woven investigative look at a historic murder case in which an innocent Randall Adams was convicted and sentenced for shooting a police officer. Engaging characters, and an ending that will leave you cold.
Inside JobInside Job (2010)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) No holds barred look at how the corrupt practices of Wall Street caused the 2008 global financial meltdown, and how noone\'s held accountable. Exposes the corrupted politics, regulation, and conflicts of interest within academia. Infuriating & powerful.

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