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In Contention Part 1: Best Supporting Actor 2012

It’s mid October, and as the rest of the world goes outside to enjoy the cool fall weather, us movie nerds stay in and scour over the films of past, present, and future 2011 to decide which we want to support come awards season.  I’ll be the first to admit the way in which we […]

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Nostalgia vs. Objectivity – Why I don’t think Star Wars is all that good

I am a child of the 90s, and thus apart from Saturday morning cartoons and early video game consoles, I really don’t have anything worth getting nostalgic over.  As I become increasingly ingratiated into the realm of internet film criticism, I learn more and more of the at times insidious role nostalgia can play in […]

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Dear Internet, You’re Killing Great Television. Please Stop.

There’s this really odd subset of fandom culture, for lack of a better word, lets call these people “The Idiots”.  These are the type of fans that emphatically support whatever it is they’re interested in, be it a band, a specific film, or a television show, but contribute nothing to that thing’s continued existence.  They […]

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“Drive”: Attempting to Understand the Critic and Audience Disconnect

When I see a film I like I generally try to recommend it to as many people as possible.  I see a lot of movies, so a number of co-workers often come to me when they’re trying to decide which movie to see over the weekend.  After seeing Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive and absolutely falling […]

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TIFF 11 Wrap Up

With my first big festival experience under my belt now, it’s become increasingly harder to enjoy movies in any other context.  It’s been a week since the festival wrapped, and every time I venture back into theaters to watch a film I can’t help but get a little sad about a couple of things.  The […]

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Unbelievable Entitlement: Why do film critics expect the nonexistent?

  On the latest episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen remarked that after seeing footage of Steven Spielberg’s newest film The Adventures of Tin Tin on his trip to the WETA workshop in Australia, that he still was not convinced by the eyes of the digiatally rendered, motion captured models of the film’s characters.  This […]

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An Open Letter to Americans: Please Stop Complaining About Netflix

    On the 12th of July Netflix announced it’s plans to do away with the $10/month unlimited streaming + DVDs package in favour of separating the two and asking people for more money.  As always, the Internet through a collective hissy fit.  Twitter and the blogosphere erupted with cries of injustice, calling out for corporate blood […]

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An Open Letter To The Elderly: Stop Being So Noisy In The Theaters

    I don’t think you can really go to any film blog without seeing at least one post complaining about the disruptiveness and overall douche-baggery of movie going audiences.  People simply don’t care about their movie watching peers anymore.  Many times I’ve found myself quietly seething and wishing death upon an idiot loudly talking to his girlfriend during the movie […]

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The Futilities of Dissecting a Promotional Poster

I seem to be a little late to jump on this, but an article regarding the newest promotional material released for David Fincher’s upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was pointed out to me yesterday, and being a big fan of the franchise I feel the need to comment.  The article in question can be found over […]

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