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Staten Island, New York [2009]


View of Manhattan from Staten Island

First time director James DeMonaco’s quirky yet satisfying crime film is a sleeper hit. I hadn’t heard a thing about this one, and luckily I waited ’till after watching it to look at Rotten Tomatoes, where it enjoys an abysmal average of 22% from only nine reviews. It goes to show you can’t trust the critics (except me, of course). You gotta watch what you like, and I really liked Staten Island, New York. My friend and co-author Jesse and I have discovered a complicated but brilliant method of picking apart the copious films we view. It goes something like this: Please, I want to enjoy your movie, so don’t fuck it up. Continue reading

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