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Review: Beautiful and Haunting, ‘Melancholia’ is a Masterpiece

Of all of the “controversial” Directors out there, I have the least experience with Lars Von Trier.  His movies have more or less always been the wrong kind of controversial for my tastes.  As much as I love dark subject matter, gore, violence, and a profound story, I draw the line when it comes to having to […]

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Don’t Beware “The Ides of March” (2011)

Being a Canadian, I’m endlessly fascinated by the American Political system.  You guys have it all: controversy; intrigue; interesting (usually in more ways than one) political candidates.  For me, watching American politics is often like bearing witness to a well-written “reality” television show.  The characters are believable enough as human beings to suspend your disbelief, but […]

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“50/50” Review (2011)

Apart from maybe zombies and terrorists, the movie hero really has no greater foil than Cancer.  It’s used multiple times per year to varying degress of success, and this years entry into Hollywoods cannon of Cancer fighting films 50/50, is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time. Working off a script derived from the […]

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Required Watching: The Evolution of a Dramedy Icon – “Observe and Report”

Required Watching is a weekly segment where I take a look at three films that in one way or another are related to the coming week’s major release.  They represent film’s I’ve always wanted to see, have seen and want to revisit, or films that I just think are worth talking about.  This week I’m […]

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Required Watching: The Evolution of a Dramedy Icon – “Funny People”

Required Watching is a weekly segment where I take a look at three films that in one way or another are related to the coming week’s major release.  They represent film’s I’ve always wanted to see, have seen and want to revisit, or films that I just think are worth talking about.  This week I’m […]

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“The Day” Review (2011)

I’m kind of a sucker for really well done trailers.  It’s embarrassing, but all it takes to get me in a theater seat for a screening of your film is a well crafted, interesting trailer.  I wouldn’t be nearly as excited as I am to see the probably-not-very-good Mission Impossible 4 had the trailer been any less awesome […]

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“The Odds” Review (2011)

I still don’t really understand Poker’s popularity.  I remember playing in High-school a bit simply because it was the “thing to do” at the time, but it’s always confused me a little how such a relatively silly game could come to be as popular as it is today.  Even more perplexing is the amount of people who […]

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“Like Crazy” Review (2011)

Call me a hopeless romantic, but I really dig well-done romance movies.  Thus, Like Crazy is the perfect movie for someone like me in that it is both heart-warmingly romantic, but entirely hopeless. Like a modern day retelling of Romeo and Juliet, Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and Anna (Felicity Jones) are a couple made for each […]

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“Snowtown” Review (2011)

I almost didn’t see Snowtown.  The description posted on the TIFF website was only moderately interesting and the film hadn’t been screened outside of Australia before so there wasn’t really any buzz regarding how good it actually was.  But I ended up with a ticket to see The Moth Diaries at 10pm at a tiny […]

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“Damsels In Distress” (2011)

I really like this movie, but I don’t think it’s very good.  It’s not that the film is “so bad that it’s good” or anything like that, but rather so good and so bad at the same time.  That may seem like an odd statement to make, I mean how can a film be both […]

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