Original Cinemaniac

Movie Reviews by Dennis Dermody

Charlie Says

Leave it to director Mary Harron to make a feminist film about Charles Manson and his scruffy desert group of followers and the grisly murders they committed that was the death knell for the 1960s hippie-movement. Harron unfolds the story…
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Mommie Fearest

On Mother’s Day, online sites delight in posting lists of the worst movie mothers…they’re usually all the same suspects- Mommie Dearest, Carrie, Precious, Friday The 13th, Throw Momma From the Train, Psycho, etc. But mothers can be even more complicated…
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Muscle Marys

Was it Groucho Marx who said: “I never go to movies where the hero’s tits are bigger than the heroine’s?”             Well I, sure as hell, do.             But I grew up during the height of the Italian “sword and…
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