• Posts Tagged ‘2009’

    Winnebago Man, True Stories (382/224)

    by  • 8/12/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    WINNEBAGO MAN (Hulu) – You’ve surely seen the subject of this film before. Out-takes from an industrial video he wrote and starred in have been circulating for 20 years – much of that in found footage festivals and hand-dubbed and traded video tapes, and online in the last five years thanks to Youtube. I dont […]

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    The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (377/221)

    by  • 8/9/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    THE LAST LOVECRAFT: RELIC OF CTHULHU (Netflix) – I really thought this had promise… until about 15 minutes in. I kept waiting for it to get funny, hoping that the build-up was important to making the jokes work. It was mostly just odd and poorly put together, with a couple really bad supporting actors thrown […]

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    Case 39, Potiche (352/205)

    by  • 7/24/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    CASE 39 (Netflix) – If you have any problems with bugs; especially hornets or bees, you might want to avoid this film. Also, if you have problems with poorly done horror / supernatural thriller films, then you might do better elsewhere. The story is basically told twice; once with Zellweger on the outside, and another […]

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    Mary & Max, Brick (117/72)

    by  • 3/13/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    MARY & MAX (iTunes) – Devastating film. It’s beautiful technically and emotionally. The innocence in both characters is nearly complete, even as they age, and Mary grows up. She is nearly as bad at reading people as Max, and things really break down when Mary graduates. There are continuity issues and flat-out errors, but I […]

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    The Road, Matrix, Matrix Reloaded (79/50)

    by  • 2/19/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE ROAD (iTunes) – I bought this one during the big iTunes year-end / Christmas sale. Not seeing this as taking over from more traditional holiday films. A post-apocalyptic scrounge-and-walk film. THE MATRIX (DVD) – I haven’t watched this since the first abysmal DVD release with the compression issues. BluRay. All the difference. I may […]

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    Black Narcissus, Fantastic Mr. Fox (74/47)

    by  • 2/16/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    BLACK NARCISSUS (Netflix) – For the first day since January 1, 2011, I wasn’t able to go to a real theatre. The plan was to go see BLACK NARCISSUS at TIFF Lightbox, but I was a bit too ill to go in to the office today, and wasn’t doing much better by evening. I found […]

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    The Time That Remains (64/38)

    by  • 2/7/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE TIME THAT REMAINS (TIFF Lightbox) – This is a funny film, and something of a sad film. It’s about characters react to things that they have no control over; without becoming overtly political. There is a real sense of humour, and I can see why some compare this to the work of Jacques Tati. […]

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    Splice (55/32)

    by  • 2/1/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    SPLICE (TIFF Lightbox) – This is possibly the best acting I’ve seen out of Sarah Polley, but also the worst film I’ve seen here in. That’s saying something. There was a Q&A after with the Director, who said that there were people who loved the movie and those who hated it, but that those who […]

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