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Reviewing Films, One Dollar at a Time. Because, when you think about it - its all just a numbers game. How much it cost to make. How much it grosses. How many stars it gets. But the most important one of all: How much of your money is it worth? #IdBuy​ThatFo​rADoll​ar if it is, and I'll even throw in my two cents for free.

Reviewing Films, One Dollar at a Time. Because, when you think about it - its all just a numbers game. How much it cost to make. How much it grosses. How many stars it gets. But the most important one of all: How much of your money is it worth? #IdBuy​ThatFo​rADoll​ar if it is, and I'll even throw in my two cents for free.
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Long Beach, CA

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Reviewing Films, One Dollar at a Time. Because, when you think about it - its all just a numbers game. How much it cost to make. How much it grosses. How many stars it gets. But the most important one of all: How much of your money is it worth? #IdBuy​ThatFo​rADoll​ar if it is, and I'll even throw in my two cents for free.

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English


Episodes

Debt to Cinema 109: Eraserhead

11/2/2017
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One hundred and nine is a big number, some might call it scary, or at the very least, daunting, and yet it only tells one story about Dollar Reviews. Join us for this seemingly final hurrah as we reflect on the mad genius of David Lynch and his first journey into the subterranean terror of […]

Duration: 00:47:50


Debt to Cinema 108: The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

10/25/2017
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Some films are claimed to be so bad that they are scary, so with Halloween still in the air, and Ron Perlman in the cast, we decided to see what all the fuss is about. What we got is a legendary history of a troubled production, stars impersonating each other on film, awesome makeup, and […]

Duration: 00:24:47


Debt to Cinema 107: Nosferatu

10/18/2017
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Some things once seen can never be unseen and Count Orlok is perhaps the first filmic example of that maxim. Without jump scares, audio cues, gore, or even color, F. W. Murnau gave the world a creature so horrifying that cinema is still trying to catch up 100 years later #IdBuyThatForADollar Advertisements

Duration: 00:44:33


Debt to Cinema 106: The City of Lost Children

10/11/2017
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Its not everyday that we watch a film that is strikingly different than cinema on the whole, but this beautiful, dark, twisted, French fantasy really is something to behold. Equal parts Laika, Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, and German Expressionism, Marc Caro and Jean Pierre-Jeunet take us somewhere that can only exist in dreams or nightmares […]

Duration: 00:29:52


Debt to Cinema 105: Cronos

10/4/2017
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Time is a curious thing, the more we have of it, the less we care; however, every October I fully embrace death and view those scary little films I tell myself I never have time for. Starting the season off proper is this foreign treat, Guillermo del Toro’s first film – his reinvention of vampirism, […]

Duration: 00:30:48


Debt to Cinema 104: Toy Soldiers

9/27/2017
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I might have vetoed Steve’s decision to pick this one a year ago, but after the way I talked up Scent of a Woman as one of the best prep school films of the 90s, he made me want to eat those words. This thing is a true forgotten relic of the decade with a […]

Duration: 00:37:09


Debt to Cinema 103: Scent of a Woman

9/21/2017
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It’s ironically fitting that I would find myself sick at the time of publishing this episode as it stands as one of my go to feel good movies. Regardless of what life may throw your way, coming of age/companion films such as these, even if this one is a little long and cacophonous, know exactly […]

Duration: 00:31:03


Debt to Cinema 102: A Few Good Men

9/13/2017
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Its been a long time coming, that’s a truth I can handle, but good, goddamn was this an overdue view on my part. Some flicks are regarded as classics for a specific reason, and this one, down to the ancient plastering of “The End” over the closing moments lives up to that moniker #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:32:58


Debt to Cinema 101: The Jerk

8/30/2017
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How sweet it is to bring Steve the gift that keeps on giving: trashy comedy gems from my list of favorites. This one is whacky, romantic, and too centered on getting a chuckle to be too offensive, right? Despite Carl Reiner’s first collab with the poor black child of this film being highly regarded, I […]

Duration: 00:25:06


Debt to Cinema 100: 100 Rifles

8/23/2017
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Contrary to common belief, the longer you do something doesn’t make it easier to do. Join us for our second triple digit episode where I chronicle just how tiring certain screenings can be despite having fun moments. Burt Reynolds, Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, and Jerry Goldsmith’s score go a long way here, but this one’s […]

Duration: 00:32:51


Debt to Cinema 099: Swingers

8/9/2017
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For every guy behind the guy, there tends to be an equally qualified gal and I couldn’t think of a better selection to introduce the one that has my back. Ashley has been watching a ton of flicks with me lately and you have no idea how money that is #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:31:20


Debt to Cinema 098: Shadows

8/2/2017
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Independent filmmaking is what brought life back into cinema, and given that we primarily sought our educations in the medium based on the exploits of artists working outside the constructs of the studio system, its only fitting that we would finally get around to watching the first of John Cassavetes’s canon – possibly the first […]

Duration: 00:29:52


Debt to Cinema 097: Léon (The Professional)

7/27/2017
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Inspired by Steve’s pick the week before and doubly so once Ashley decreed we would watch Valerian together, I decided to give Luc Besson another go. Whereas Nikita was a deep cut, Leon is the film that made his career and I finally gave it the view it deserved #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:29:43


Debt to Cinema 096: La Femme Nikita

7/19/2017
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Leave it to America to make a proudly Parisian film even more French, this Luc Besson romantic thriller bleeds angst and oozes style. Before the two remakes and equally as many American TV adaptations, this is the breakthrough international piece of cinema which made the EuropaCorp president an action impresario and household name #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:38:52


Dollar Reviews 042: The Big Sick/Spider-man: Homecoming/War for the Planet of the Apes

7/18/2017
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Welcome to our first triple feature, starting with the true romcom of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s lives #IdBuyThatForADollar, followed by Sony’s third go at Spidey (24:23), and finally Matt Reeves’s conclusion to the Apes trilogy (48:23) #IBTFAD. Also, Steve shares thoughts on The Exception (1:20:07), Kirikou and the Sorceress (1:24:19), and a double […]

Duration: 01:55:27


Debt to Cinema 095: Detention (2011)

7/12/2017
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Its not everyday that a piece of media aims to de(con)struct the genre/subcategory it falls into, but of the last 20 years, most of the best satire has come from films of that ilk. Scream, Last Action Hero, Cabin in the Woods, Scott Pilgrim, and now Joseph Kahn’s crazy, fast, smorgasbord of the milennial high […]

Duration: 00:33:51


Dollar Reviews 041: Baby Driver

7/1/2017
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Having done the UK proud and Canadian manga fans one better, what has Edgar Wright brought to musically inclined getaway drivers of the South? #SilverDollar – I also played plenty of rhythm games in our month long absence headlined by DJ Hero (27:46), went to the cinema for Captain Underpants (31:47) and Transformers: The Last […]

Duration: 01:12:55


Debt to Cinema 093: Bullitt

6/29/2017
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Cool as ice Steve McQueen shines alongside a Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 in this reminder of how suave New Hollywood was before absolute power corrupted absolutely. If Edgar Wright got your engine revving this week like us, you owe it to yourself to see one of Baby Driver’s inspirations #SilverDollar

Duration: 00:25:41


Debt to Cinema 092: The Stepfather (1987)

6/21/2017
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If you’ve never seen this one, you owe it to yourself to watch it as counter programming on Father’s Day like we did. Such a smart script, an even better monster, and the scariest true tale there ever was without being terrifying on screen #IdBuyThatForADollar

Duration: 00:31:34


Two Cents 100: Two Years Later

6/19/2017
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The final episode of the show where we chronicle all the major trends we’ve reported over the years (vertical integration, VR, the internet of things, evolution of movies/TV, etc), Amazon storms its way into the grocery business, Verizon officially owns Yahoo, and social media starts creating actual media. Plus, round two of E3 2017 coverage, […]

Duration: 01:59:22

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