• 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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    Clear and Present Danger (84/39)

    by  • 2/8/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER – I guess I’m just not the target audience for these Jack Ryan films… I just can’t believe Harrison Ford when he gets into the field and the action gets going. Yes, I know he’s been been in tons of action films, but this just feels hollow, lacking in any believable […]

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    Defendor, Contagion (83/38)

    by  • 2/7/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    DEFENDOR – I’m not a big Woody Harrelson fan, but there’s something great about his portrayal of Defendor. It’s described as a dark comedy, but there’s nothing that I’d consider traditionally funny here – this is a tragedy in every sense. This dim man child tries to track down his nemesis, Captain Industry, who stole […]

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    A Bucket of Blood, The Artist (81/37)

    by  • 2/6/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    BUCKET OF BLOOD – Stupid hipster jazz fans and spoken word poets love anything non-artistic that’s called art; lucky for abused busboy Walter Paisley who mashes corpses into clay and joins the elite artistic pretenders for just a little while. THE ARTIST – Two films about unappreciated artists today; though I much prefer George Valentin […]

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    Who Wants To Kill Jessie, Pirate Radio (71/34)

    by  • 2/3/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    WHO WANTS TO KILL JESSIE – Incredibly absurd film from 1960s Czechoslovakia sees Jessie, a buxom blonde scientist pulled off the comic pages and into the real world. Her comic book foes; a cowboy and a low rent caped superhero follow as well. It’s a farce dealing quite literally with adult wish fulfillment and some […]

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    Videodrome, Anonymous (69/33)

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

    VIDEODROME – Come up to Toronto and James Woods will show you some torture porn and then pierce your ears. Watch out for his Six Pack Dentata. Emissions from the Cathode Ray Tube setup in a mission to help cure the homeless… and perhaps carry something more sinister. I’m more than a little surprised to […]

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    Margin Call (65/31)

    by  • 1/31/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MARGIN CALL – With Kevin Spacey managing a team of traders, MARGIN CALL feels something like a modern day retelling of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS salesmen… There may be more blame laid on the top levels of the firm in MARGIN CALL, but the same smell of desperation is on all the characters – even the […]

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