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Review of Animal Kingdom

24 June 2010 2:16 PM, PDT | | See recent QuietEarth news »

Year: 2010

Directors: David Michod

Writers: David Michod

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Trailer: link

Review by: kilowog

Rating: 7 out of 10

It is with some fanfare that David Michod releases his feature directorial debut, the dark thriller, Animal Kingdom, into the wild. As part of Blue Tongue Films, the Aussie filmmaker has been building buzz as a writer, scripting the enormously well-received short, Spider and following it up shortly after with two shorts of his own including Netherland Dwarf; both enormously simple tales, one concerning a poorly placed plastic spider and the other, a boy and his rabbit. Continuing with his affinity for animals, Michod introduces us to the Cody family, a grouping of individuals so maligned that the Manson family seems well-adjusted in comparison.

Headed by a Ma Barker-esque, Smurf, who is the mother to four grown Cody brothers, we quickly see where these spiritually bereft men draw their inspiration. However as much »

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Westwood One Columnist Lisa R Confirmed Plagiarizing From Twitch, Film School Rejects, Identity Theory, The Islington Gazette, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, Fangoria And Many, Many More ...

27 January 2010 8:17 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

[Bumping this up as it's just turned out that this is not an isolated case.  A bit of Googling by a Twitch reader revealed that Lisa's review of The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus was actually copied and pasted from Film School Rejects.  Who are good people and deserve better treatment than this, frankly.  Those who feel moved to complain to Lisa's employers about this may find all the contact information for Westwood One here. Major Update Below]

Any employers of a film columnist who goes by Lisa R (LisaLR1 on Twitter), be warned. She may very well be selling you things that do not actually belong to her. She certainly did with a recent column she turned in to Westwood One America which she plagiarized directly from the pages of Twitch.

Here's how Lisa describes herself on her blog:

Selections from a weekly film column I publish for Westwood One America (the largest producers and distributors of entertainment TV, radio and print media in the USA). These include: Interviews with actors, directors, writers, producers, film reviews, and events within the film industry. I am also currently the Co-Owner of the 3-person team of Wdk Film Productions, Inc. (we produce Independant Films and Documentaries). *{For over 10 yrs., Lisa's articles for Westwood One have appeared, been used or featured in such publications as: EW (Entertainment Weekly), Total Film, Premiere, »

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