“Hacksaw Ridge” (2016): A Profile of Standing Courage in a Year of Kneeling (Review)
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“Hacksaw Ridge” (2016): A Profile of Standing Courage in a Year of Kneeling (Review)

Is 2016 the year of Mel Gibson? It may be too early to tell, but between starring in the action epic Blood Father and then…

“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) Ninjas! Direwolves! Child Welfare! (Review)
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“Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016) Ninjas! Direwolves! Child Welfare! (Review)

There is perhaps no other filmmaker in the world like Taika Waititi. Combining heart-felt stories, a wonderful sense of humor, and the Kiwi whimsy of…

TIFF 2015: “High Rise” (2015): Faulty Towers (Review)
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TIFF 2015: “High Rise” (2015): Faulty Towers (Review)

Ben Wheatley’s latest descent into narratively-suggestive madness is a visual barrage and all-out assault on the senses. A disconcerting, revealing social experiment, ‘High-Rise’ straddles the…

Reasons Why? – Why The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a big fat mess of a movie.
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Reasons Why? – Why The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a big fat mess of a movie.

We can’t all be in agreement all the time and after reading Vivek’s review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and finding it…

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)
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“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)

In the serialized world of cinema and continuity that we live in, opinions are finite. That occasionally puts critics like myself in difficult positions, where…

TCFF: “House Of Manson” (2014): Heinous Acts (Review)
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TCFF: “House Of Manson” (2014): Heinous Acts (Review)

When watching a movie about a man who is as deranged as Charles Manson you would expect the performance to be unhinged and almost cartoon…

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (Review)
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How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (Review)

It feels unfair to criticize How To Train Your Dragon despite the notable flaws that it so obviously had, perhaps because what comparatively little it…

House of Cards Season 2: Hail to the Spacey (Review)
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House of Cards Season 2: Hail to the Spacey (Review)

(ATTENTION: This review contains spoilers. You have been warned.) Netflix series House of Cards has perhaps received as much publicity for the way it’s empowered its…

Back in the Day: “Her Alibi” (Feb. 1989)
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Back in the Day: “Her Alibi” (Feb. 1989)

Back in the Day is a new feature where we take a look back at what came out this week, twenty five years ago. Few…

Double Team Review: Colin and Vern Double Team “Her” (2013)
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Double Team Review: Colin and Vern Double Team “Her” (2013)

C: I think it is safe to say that Spike Jonze has made some “different” films in his career. What is your relationship to the…