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    TADFF 2013: The Battery

    by  • 10/20/2013 • festival, zombies • 0 Comments

    I saw The Battery last night as part of Zombie Appreciation Night at Toronto After Dark. This is dark and comedic, and one of the best zombie genre films I’ve seen in a long while. It focuses primarily on the relationship of these two men who don’t start out as friends, but teammates. They have […]

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    Unplanned film break

    by  • 8/30/2013 • film • 0 Comments

    I headed back up to the hotel room to charge up the electronics, and I find someone has made a hasty exit, leaving the tv on, tuned to HBO. The titles for ‘Madagascar’ were running, and I haven’t seen that since it was in theaters. There’s a screening of ‘The Human Race’ at the Hyatt […]

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    Hurt Locker (98/47)

    by  • 2/16/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    HURT LOCKER – I found this a bit less impressive than I’d expected, given the Oscars it won. Over-rated, with characters that just don’t mean anything; to each other or the viewer.

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    Buck (93/44)

    by  • 2/13/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    BUCK – I was reluctant to watch this film; how interesting could a film about a horse trainer be? Well, it turns out it’s pretty good, thanks to a surprisingly charismatic central figure in Buck.

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    The Manhattan Project (86/41)

    by  • 2/10/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    THE MANHATTAN PROJECT – This film features one of the cheeriest “I’m making a bomb!” montages ever produced. This is a whole lot cheesier and much more shallow than I remember. “We’re kids – what are they going to do – it’s a prank!” In 1986? Maybe not… In 2011? Waterboarding. You’d think that ONE […]

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