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Cinemension: Film's Extra Dimension


Film Essays  & Reviews: Alphabetically : By DateBy Director : By Genre : By Website : Contact


Cinemension's Great Films List     Critical Mass Interview: Dan Schneider

Film Essays By Date Published

2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017

2001 (2)


On Star Trek

Woody, Women, & Films


2002 (6)


The Mothman Prophecies

The Prisoner's Dilemma Of Ambiguity

Star Trek :Enterprise

The Affliction Of Genius: Stanley Kubrick, Filmmakers & Pop Labels

Gilligan's Island & The Odd Couple


2003 (13)


Bowling For Columbine

The Hours


Villains, Heroes, Film, & Lists

The Player & Adaptation

5 Films: George Dickerson in Blue Velvet & After Dark, My Sweet, Josh Becker’s Thou Shalt Not Kill…Except & Running Time, & Freddy vs. Jason

Mona Lisa Smile


2004 (23)


Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind


The Butterfly Effect

Kill Bill, Vol. 2 & Heat

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Lost In Translation

Fahrenheit 9/11

Spider-Man 2

Lipstick Woody Allens (Amy's O & Kissing Jessica Stein)

On DVD Commentaries

W. Barada Nikto: The Way Bush Stands Still

Super Size Me

Love Actually

A Val Kilmer Overview

The Salton Sea


Full Frontal

The Kid Stays In The Picture

The Fog Of War

What The #$*! Do We Know?

One Man's Wilderness


2005 (48)



Big Fish

Capturing The Friedmans

I Am Legend

The Mayor Of Sunset Strip

House Of Sand And Fog


Dirty Pretty Things

The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra

The Cooler

The Village

Mystic River

Melinda And Melinda

Touching The Void

The Triplets Of Belleville

Alien Hunter

Nowhere Man

Beyond The Mat  

In America

American Splendor

King Arthur

Some Kind Of Monster


Winged Migration

Strictly Ballroom

Incident At Loch Ness



Godzilla On My Mind


The Aviator

Jersey Girl


Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

The Ladykillers

Alien Vs. Predator

Coffee And Cigarettes

13 Going On 30

Napoleon Dynamite



The Weather Underground

Million Dollar Baby

King Kong

Prozac Nation

The Motorcycle Diaries

Ocean's Twelve

Defending It's A Wonderful Life


2006 (112)


The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

The Up Series

The God Who Wasn't There

The Machinist

Mean Creek

Match Point

  Once Upon A Time In The West

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

The New World

Suspect Zero

Pauly Shore Is Dead

  Between Strangers

  Cinderella Man

Sin City

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without A Pause

A Very Long Engagement

Grizzly Man



Land Of The Dead

Dawn Of The Dead

Batman Begins

I Am Serpico!

Casa De Los Babys

Silver City

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

Walk The Line


Brokeback Mountain

George Washington

  Why We Fight



Good Night, And Good Luck.

The Seventh Seal


The Assassination Of Richard Nixon

The Five Obstructions

The Bicycle Thief

Aguirre: The Wrath Of God

Die Mommie Die!

Everything Is Illuminated

Nine Lives

A Third Face

The World At War


The Oscar Wilde BBC Collection

Wild Strawberries


March Of The Penguins

The Legend Of Zorro



David & Lisa

The Naked Kiss


La Notte


Scenes From A Marriage


Mr. Arkadin


Seven Samurai

My Best Fiend

The Cocoanuts

The Magdalene Sisters

Umberto D.



Day Of Wrath

Chaplin's Goliath




The Circus



A Great Day In Harlem

The Wages Of Fear



The Blood Of A Poet

Le Notti Bianche

Strangers On A Train

Rear Window

F For Fake

Melvin Goes To Dinner

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Babes In Toyland


Broken Flowers

Danny Deckchair


Vera Drake

Le Mystere Picasso


The Conversation

Blind Chance


All The Real Girls

The Serpent's Egg  

Good Bye Lenin!

How To Draw A Bunny


Nosferatu, Phantom Of The Night

Tokyo Story

La Dolce Vita


49 Up!


2007 (122)


Testament Of Orpheus

Godzilla vs. Gojira

The Big Red One

Soylent Green

Black Orpheus



3 Women

Opening Night

Diary Of A Country Priest

Forbidden Planet

The Bad Sleep Well

The Decalogue


Vincent & Theo


Fanny And Alexander


Everyday People

The Jimmy Show


The Double Life Of Veronique

I Am Curious

Gates Of Heaven


Signs Of Life

Straw Dogs


Late Spring

A Woman Under The Influence

Even Dwarfs Started Small

Juliet Of The Spirits

Clouds Of May

Stan & Ollie

A Story Of Floating Weeds  

Floating Weeds

The 400 Blows

The Return Of The Secaucus Seven

Belle De Jour

Maids Of Wilko


The Hidden Fortress

The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie  

Through A Glass Darkly

Winter Light

The Silence



The Life Aquatic

The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad

Where The Green Ants Dream

Hour Of The Wolf

The Fearless Vampire Killers

La Strada

North By Northwest


Things Behind The Sun

The Passenger

Short Cuts

Good Morning

Smiles Of A Summer's Night

All The President's Men

Early Summer

The Wild Bunch

The Searchers

Cat People

It Happened One Night

The Monolith Monsters

THX 1138

Knife In The Water

Cries And Whispers

Le Petit Soldat

Throne Of Blood

Taste Of Cherry

The Mole People

Colossus: The Forbin Project

Lightning Over Water

The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser

Grand Illusion

The Wrong Man

Love And Death

Night And Fog

War-Gods Of The Deep

Minnie And Moskowitz




Camera Buff


Nights Of Cabiria

Landscape In The Mist

The Yards (Joe Valdez)

Winter Kills  (Joe Valdez)

Marie Antoinette

The Painted Veil  (Joe Valdez)


Variety Lights

Heart Of Glass


A Certain Kind Of Death

Heaven's Gate (Joe Valdez)

  Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Joe Valdez)  

Curse Of The Cat People

A Generation

Little Dieter Needs To Fly

Il Grido

A Passion


A Decade Under The Influence

The Virgin Spring

20 Million Miles To Earth

Eternity And A Day

The War

Japan's War, In Colour

Au Revoir Les Enfants

Mr. Deeds Goes To Town

Major Dundee

The Saddest Music In The World


The Weeping Meadow

Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Into The Wild

Elizabeth: The Golden Age


2008 (43)


Thoughts on The Planet Of The Apes

Robot Monster

Thicker Than Water

  The White Diamond

  Lacombe, Lucien


The Red Desert

The Fallen Idol



The Magic Flute

Fata Morgana

Chinese Coffee

Red River




Day For Night

Ulysses' Gaze

An Inconvenient Truth

Jason And The Argonauts

The Quiet Earth

Russian Ark

Sansho The Bailiff

A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints

  The Beast From Yucca Flats

Stardust Memories

Last Year In Marienbad

The Secret Of Roan Inish

Cobra Verde

Autumn Sonata

The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Rescue Dawn

The Rules Of The Game

Shock Corridor


High And Low

Pather Panchali

Au Hasard Balthazar






2009 (43)


Flash Of Genius


Man Bites Dog

La Jetee

Sans Soleil


The Spy Who Came In From The Cold


Mysterious Skin

Blade Runner

First Men In the Moon

Hobson's Choice

Robinson Crusoe On Mars

Hearts Of Darkness

The Samurai Trilogy

The Limey

Evil Brain From Outer Space

Days Of '36

Il Generale Della Rovere

Dark City


The Dark Knight

Spider-Man 3

My Kid Could Paint That


Werckmeister Harmonies

By Brakhage


The Cyclist

Crown Of The Continent

Wildman Blues

It Came From Beneath The Sea

Three Monkeys

The Man From London

Whatever Works

Days Of Heaven

Fires On The Plain

Bergman Island

The Sweet Hereafter

The Ebert Episode

The World Of Apu

The Human Condition

Cassandra's Dream


2010 (86)



Ribbon Of Sand

High Noon

Remembered Earth


The War Game

On the Best American TV Sitcoms

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Shakespeare Behind Bars

  Pioneers In Ingolstadt

El Cid

The Suspended Step Of The Stork

The Burmese Harp


Mongol: The Rise Of Genghis Khan

Midnight Cowboy

Mommie Dearest

The Mirror

Revolutionary Road

Vernon, Florida

My Life As A Dog

For All Mankind

The Black Dahlia

King Of New York

Gates Of The Arctic


Woman In The Dunes

The Face Of Another


I Am Legend

Crimes And Misdemeanors

This So-Called Disaster

Taxi Driver

The James Dean Story

The Travelling Players

The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver

There Will Be Blood

No Country For Old Men

The Trip To Bountiful


2001: A Space Odyssey

The Departed

My Dinner With Andre

Synecdoche, New York

Zabriskie Point

Ride With The Devil

Lessons Of Darkness

Walking With Dinosaurs

Wild Kingdom

This Sporting Life

The Wrestler

Harlan County, USA

The Lives Of Others

Le Samourai

The Sacrifice

The Third Man

The End Of Summer


Angels With Dirty Faces

Bad Day At Black Rock

Love Story

Army Of Shadows

Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters

The Wild Blue Yonder

An Autumn Afternoon


All About Eve

American Beauty (Anthony Zanetti)

For Your Consideration

When A Woman Ascends The Stairs

Burden Of Dreams

The Red And The White

La Haine (Alex Sheremet)

The Lord's Of Flatbush (Alex Sheremet) 

Rome Open City


Germany Year Zero

Encounters At The End Of The World

  The Junky's Christmas (Geoff Hendricks)

I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang

I Am Cuba

A Fistful Of Dollars

For A Few Dollars More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Drunken Angel

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call: New Orleans

Mean Streets

Radio Days

Meet Me In St. Louis

Frisky, Furry And Fearsome


2011 (73)


The Crown Of The Continent

I Vitelloni

The Thin Red Line (Criterion)



12 Monkeys

The Quiet Duel

Paths Of Glory

Antonio Gaudi

First Man Into Space

Dreams With Sharp Teeth


McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Ebert Presents At The Movies


The Naked Kiss (Criterion)

Godzilla Raids Again

Mothra Vs. Godzilla

Godzilla's Revenge

Stagecoach (Geoff Hendricks)

The Darjeeling Limited

Mildred Pierce


L.A. Confidential


No Time For Sergeants

Shock Corridor (Criterion)

The Quantum Activist


The Edge Of Dreaming

Still Walking


Nietzsche And The Nazis


Eyes Of The Mothman

Mr. Untouchable

A Walk Into The Sea

The Tree Of Life

Sky Island



The Public Enemy

A Clockwork Orange

General Idi Amin Dada: Autoportrait

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Mr. Death: The Rise And Fall Of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

Martial Arts Master: The Life Of Bruce Lee

The Case For Christ

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work

The Thin Blue Line

Night Fright

Blue Valentine

Samurai Rebellion

The Desert Of The Tartars

It Might Get Loud

Confessions Of A Superhero

Alice Neel

Not Your Typical Bigfoot Movie

Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould

American: The Bill Hicks Story

James Ellroy’s Feast Of Death

Capturing Reality

This Dust Of Words

Some Like It Hot


Wheel Of Time


The Loss Of Nameless Things

The Thin Red Line (1964)

Rock Prophecies

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami

AKA Cassius Clay


2012 (64)


The Emperor Jones



Hiroshima Mon Amour

Extraordinary Minds

Color Me Kubrick

Bill Cunningham New York

The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg And The Pentagon Papers

The Cats Of Mirikitani

Chris & Don: A Love Story

Black White + Gray

Before Stonewall

For The Bible Tells Me So


W.C. Fields: The Great Man

Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years

Right To Exit: The Mock Trial Of Jack Kevorkian

Jules And Jim


Woody Allen: A Documentary

The Dust Of Time

A Hard Day's Night

The Song Remains The Same


A Face In The Crowd

West Of Brooklyn

The Terror Of Tiny Town

Her Name Is Sabine

Exit Through The Gift Shop


Little Caesar

The War Of The Worlds (CD)

The Spirit Of The Beehive



Mad Men



Fed Up!

Food Matters

Food, Inc.

The Future Of Food

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

 Killer At Large: Why Obesity Is America’s Greatest Threat  

Once Upon A Time In Anatolia

The Turin Horse

She Gods Of Shark Reef

Tucker: The Man And His Dream

Pleasures Of The Flesh

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey

Transcendent Man


Lenny Bruce: Without Tears


Rocco And His Brothers

White Heat

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?

Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

Into The Abyss

Rape And Revisionism In Soap Operas

Man On Wire

The Wildest Dream


2013 (55)



Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?

The Story Of Film: An Odyssey

Casino Jack And The United States Of Money

The Fall Of Fujimori

The War On Democracy

Smash His Camera


The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

Mario’s Story

Inside Deep Throat

Mad Men: Season 5

Bang The Drum Slowly

The Death Of Roger Ebert

Dad's In Heaven With Nixon

Almanac Of Fall

The Blackboard Jungle

Lipstick & Dynamite, Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies Of Wrestling

Blood On The Flat Track: The Rise Of The Rat City Roller Girls

Brutal Beauty: Tales Of The Rose City Rollers

Joni Mitchell: Woman Of Heart And Mind

Glenn Tilbrook: One For The Road

Being There

The Ends Of The Earth

Identification Of A Woman

Everything For Sale

Red Beard

The Captains

William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet

56 Up

Philip K. Dick: The Penultimate Truth

Osaka Elegy

Buskers: For Love Or Money

The Antics Roadshow

Strictly Background

 Card Subject To Change


American Radical (Alex Sheremet)

The Science Of Sex Appeal

Phyllis And Harold

A Solitary Ascent

Oasis And The Un-Doing Of A Narrative (Alex Sheremet)


To The Wonder (Alex Sheremet)

A Wind From The South

The Other Side Of The Self (The Lathe Of Heaven)


12 Years A Slave: Power, Understanding, And The Lack (Jackson Hawley)

12 Years A Slave

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Falstaff (Chimes At Midnight)

Brother Born Again

Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Side Effects Of Being American




Patience (After Sebald)

Intentions Of Murder



2014 (59)


To The Wonder


Sunset Boulevard

In The Mood For Love

The Iceman

The Comedian

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)

Anvil! The Story Of Anvil

I Need That Record! The Death (Or Possible Survival) Of The Independent Record Store

When I Rise

You’re Gonna Miss Me

The French Connection

Brothers In Arms

The Atomic Cafe

The Last Mountain

Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train

Requiem For A Heavyweight

Ladies And Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen

J. Pierpont Morgan: Emperor Of Wall Street

A Film Biography Of Thomas Merton

These Amazing Shadows: The Movies That Made America

Great Directors

Two In The Wave

The Hollywood Complex

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Paul Goodman Changed My Life

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee And To Kill A Mockingbird

Carmen & Geoffrey

The Last Mogul: The Life And Times Of Lew Wasserman

Light Keeps Me Company

Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff

John Waters: This Filthy World

Reel Injun

Dreams Of A Life

Steal A Pencil For Me

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood And The Holocaust  

The Damned

New York In The Fifties

Ayn Rand & The Prophecy Of Atlas Shrugged

Homo Sapiens 1900

Composing The Beatles Songbook: Lennon And McCartney: 1966-1970

The Cool School

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

Three Resurrected Drunkards

Like Father, Like Son (Alex Sheremet)


The Roaring Twenties

Midnight Express

Crips And Bloods: Made In America

5 Broken Cameras

The Camden 28

Merry Christmas. Mr. Lawrence

Ten Tiny Love Stories

Danger Man, The Prisoner, And The Myth Of TV’s Golden Age

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story

The Apartment

Twenty-Four Eyes


Yankee Doodle Dandy


2015 (50)



The Days Of Wine And Roses

The Coldest Kiss

The Sweetest Sound

The Workshop

London In The Raw

Journey To Planet X

Evacuate Earth

The Next Space Race

Marilyn In Manhattan

Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia

Mortified Nation

Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

The People Vs. George Lucas

That Guy... Who Was In That Thing

Craigslist Joe


American Mystic

The Agony And The Ecstasy

Blue Jasmine

Nantucket Film Festival’s 2nd Comedy Roundtable

Secrets Of The Freemasons

Decoding Deepak

Are All Men Pedophiles?


The Life Of Oharu

Italian Fascism In Color

Brother’s Keeper


Aliens On The Moon: The Truth Exposed

I Am Divine

Naked Ambition: An R-Rated Look At An X-Rated Industry


The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

Chasing Ice

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting The Curtain



Winter Sleep

Stealing Sunrise

Stories We Tell

Who The F**k Is Arthur Fogel?

Legends Of the Knight

The Good Son

Human Lampshade: A Holocaust Mystery

Beyond The Time Barrier


Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir




2016 (37)


Tiny: A Story About Living Small

Jack Kerouac: King Of The Beats

Genius On Hold

Our Nixon

The Revisionaries

Paul Williams Still Alive

John Denver: Country Boy

Glen Campbell: Iíll Be Me

Blondieís New York

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Cominí


No Mas

Pumping Iron

To Be Takei

The Pervert's Guide To Ideology

The Battered Bastards Of Baseball

Muhammad And Larry

When The Garden Was Eden

Whitey: United States Of America vs. James J. Bulger

Carl Panzram: The Spirit Of Hatred And Vengeance

Starting Out In The Evening

The Harvey Girls

Requiem For The Big East

Ainít In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Beltracchi: The Art Of Forgery

Dinosaur 13

American Jesus

Orgasm, Inc.

Hot Girls Wanted

The Final Member

Do I Sound Gay?

A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

When Jews Were Funny

180 Degrees South

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Chariots Of The Gods



2017 (1)


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