Category Archives: Reviews

A discussion on the latest releases and cult-classics.

REVIEW: Side Effects

Perspective can be one of the strongest devices for a storyteller. Depending on which character’s perspective we are offered, a single string of events can be shaped to tell countless stories. A character’s perspective can even be flawed, and we … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Updated Muppets a Timeless Classic

The Muppets have been around for so long, I cannot recall when I was first introduced to them. As a child I was taken to see the occasional movie, but by this point (1992-2000) the Muppets franchise had become stale … Continue reading

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VIFF: LIKE CRAZY

Like Crazy made a big impact at Sundance earlier this year, winning the grand jury prize for best picture, so it seemed like a reasonable choice for my first film at VIFF. After picking up my tickets at will-call, I … Continue reading

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REVIEW: In Need of Help

Isn’t Autumn a wonderful time of year for the movie enthusiast? This is when the reign of the summer blockbuster ends and studios begin releasing their, well, their more serious films. The reason for this is twofold. First, most film … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Hanna and The Feral Children

Two or three years ago – I don’t recall which – I first heard the story of Kasper Hauser. Kasper was a Germam boy who claimed to be held captive from birth in isolation, until his release 15 years later. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: No Adjustment Needed

In 1978, Philip K. Dick wrote an essay titled How to Build a Universe that Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later. Among other things, in this essay he mentions two themes which attracted him to science-fiction: What is reality? What … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Unbearable Lightness of Rango

Rango is not a children’s movie. The latest offering from Gore Verbinski may be animated like a children’s movie, may be advertised as a children’s movie, but this is definitely not a children’s movie.  Instead, Rango seems to be targeted … Continue reading

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