Book Review: “Reel Roy Reviews Vol. 1: Keepin’ It Real” by Roy Sexton

WOW! Thank you, Tom Joyce (author of “The Freak Foundation Operative’s Report”), for this review. This means the world to me. Be sure to follow Tom’s blog “Chamber of the Bizarre” and find out about his book and other writings here: http://chamberofthebizarre.com/

Tom Joyce's chamber of the bizarre

reel roy reviewsI don’t consider myself to be a meathead when it comes to movies. Back in the day, my propensity for going to the video store and returning with movies such as “Heavenly Creatures” and “Lost Horizon” — cinematic offerings with an insufficient number of explosions and/or boobs — was a boundless source of exasperation for my roommate and our drinking buddies. I still recall the looks of wounded accusation that greeted me when I returned from work one evening to find them screening a video of “Last Tango in Paris” that I’d rented the night before. Seems they’d spotted the “X” rating on the box, and expected a very different kind of film.

That being said, one of my problems with a lot of film reviewers is that they’re a bit too much into movies as serious art. Look, I’m sure that 12-hour-long, avant garde version of “King Lear” released…

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