Reviews

Review: Summer in February (2013)

Review: Summer in February (2013)

There’s a lovely little moment in the midst of Drew: The Man Behind the Poster where Thomas Jane recalls being painstakingly taught how to hold a pencil by graphic artist Drew Struzan for the benefit of a single short shot in The Mist. Such attention to detail is an alien concept... Read More »

Review: Linsanity (2013)

Review: Linsanity (2013)

“Most of the time, dreams are just dreams.” As a culture, we take great pains to impose narratives on every aspect of our life. We use these stories, that are often as created as anything fictional, to give greater meaning to the events that befall us, to the relationships we ... Read More »

Home Entertainment: Bad Milo! (2013) – On Blu-ray/DVD January 21st

Home Entertainment: Bad Milo! (2013) – On Blu-ray/DVD January 21st

There are times when a film struggles to evolve past its premise. Coming up with an original idea does not necessarily mean you have set yourself up for success. A fantastic premise can be undone shockingly quickly, especially when said premise resides in an area of the ridiculou... Read More »

Review: Alcan Highway (2013)

Review: Alcan Highway (2013)

There’s a dream out there, a dream involving a man living in a personalize trailer. That dream in our case belongs to Heikki Tolonen (nicknamed ‘Hese’ here). He’s got a couple of people to help him get that dream off the ground. Along the way, he’s having trouble with his truck a... Read More »

Review: Reasonable Doubt (2014)

Review: Reasonable Doubt (2014)

There won’t likely be a worse tagline this year that “proof is the burden”, the ludicrous sentiment adorning posters of Reasonable Doubt, whose title joins its tagline in attesting the loose grasp of legal terminology the movie maintains, not to mention the loose grasp of logic. ... Read More »

Review: The Nut Job (2014)

Review: The Nut Job (2014)

The Nut Job (2014) doesn’t feel like something you see in a movie theater. It feels more like something you stumble upon while digging through the Netflix kid’s movie selection for something your kid hasn’t seen yet and think “I don’t remember hearing anything about this movie, ... Read More »

Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

I’m a sucker for a good spy thriller/action movie.  When everything clicks, they are just good, rousing entertainment.  In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit everything clicks.  The stars are good, the action is well staged, the characters are more or less believable and the plot does wha... Read More »

This Week on Demand: The Square (2013)

This Week on Demand: The Square (2013)

“The people demand the downfall of the regime” is the tagline dominating the poster for The Square in increasingly prominent typeface, like the ever-growing chant of the Egyptian protesters who gathered in Tahrir square in 2011. How appropriate to speak of public demand: this doc... Read More »

Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

You aren’t going to find anything new in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the latest Hollywood reboot attempt of a dormant franchise. We’ve all seen Jack Ryan, the Tom Clancy super agent/diplomat, portrayed throughout the years by a total of three different actors, dating all the way b... Read More »

Review: Like Father, Like Son (2013) – NP Approved

Review: Like Father, Like Son (2013) – NP Approved

Like I Wish (2011), Koreeda Hirokazu’s latest film presents two families. But instead of a divorce being the situation that links these two families, it is the result of a nurse who intentionally switched at birth two sons. The sons’ parents discover this incident early on in the... Read More »

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