• I’m Yours (448/258)

    by  • 9/15/2011 • TIFF 2011 • 0 Comments

    I’M YOURS – A Canadian road movie. What have I got myself into? Grabbed a nice large coffee on the way in, just in case. It wasn’t all that bad, though. Sure, the characters have muddled motivations, but they aren’t simple. Not everything in the backstory is explained, not everything is tied up at the […]

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    Mr. Tree, Wings of Desire (434/252)

    by  • 9/9/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    MR. TREE (TIFF 2011) – This is a film where reality is fluid, where the audience isn’t sure what is real. We’re presented with the world as it appears to Mr. Tree, village idiot. People seem largely quite friendly and people seem happy to see him, and they trust his opinion enough to select him […]

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    Wrecked, Passchendaele (422/246)

    by  • 9/3/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    WRECKED (Netflix) – A man (Adrien Brody) wakes up in a car, hurt, and unable to remember how he got where he is. Slowly memories and people come back to him, but who are these faces, and did he do something bad? False memories and hallucinations make things harder to pick out for the viewer […]

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    Beginners (367/216)

    by  • 8/4/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    BEGINNERS (Carlton) – I expected another movie based off the trailers I viewed beforehand. I expected this to be so much more about Oliver’s (McGregor) father’s (Christopher Plummer) coming out than it was. Instead, it’s a pretty straight forward father and son film, with a bit of a romance on the side. Goran Visnjic was […]

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    Cashback, Captain America, FUBAR II (350/204)

    by  • 7/23/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    CASHBACK (Netflix) – “This tells me so much more than you could ever say…” What? That he’s a creepy stalker wannabe? Not just figuratively undressing women with his mind, but literally undressing them when he stops time. No, not creepy at all. Other than the weird stalker vibe, it’s mostly a bit of a cute […]

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    No Strings Attached (67/41)

    by  • 2/10/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    NO STRINGS ATTACHED (Carlton) – I have something of a rule about not paying to see movies starring Tom Cruise or Ashton Kutcher, but I decided I’d risk it this one time. It worked out pretty well – it’s a silly romantic comedy but it’s well acted, and the script isn’t infantile. There’s two ways […]

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    Les Amours Imaginaires, I Am Comic (46/26)

    by  • 1/26/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES (TIFF Lightbox) – I know that the name of the film translates as “HEARTBEATS” … but I think that THE IMAGINARY LOVES would be more appropriate. Really funny, brilliant acting. Watching a straight woman and a gay man compete for the affections of a man of unknown sexuality… cringe worthy, charming, funny, […]

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    How Do You Know (32/18)

    by  • 1/18/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    HOW DO YOU KNOW (Carlton) – This isn’t a movie that any of these people really want on their resume. It’s badly written, the premise and plot are lame at best, and none of the actors really come close to connecting with their characters. Reese Witherspoon does alright, but everyone else in this film is […]

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    Amore E Rabbia, Last Tango in Paris (27/15)

    by  • 1/15/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    AMORE E RABBIA (LOVE AND ANGER) (TIFF Lightbox) – This was supposed to be a collection of five shorts by Directors Bellocchio, Bertolucci, Godard, Lizzani, Pasolini, and Tattoli. The distributer only sent them the one short that Bertolucci contributed; AGONY. So, the anthology called Love and Anger consisted only of AGONY. LAST TANGO IN PARIS […]

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