Ratings Key

= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fly, The (1986)

...aka: Mouche, La

Directed by:
David Cronenberg

Cronenberg's thoughtful reworking of the 1958 film (co-written with Charles Edward Pogue) is one of the few remakes that surpass the original in almost every single way. The make-up effects won an Oscar for Stephan Dupuis and Chris Walas. Review coming soon.

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