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Aug 2 2018

Christopher Robin

We’ve seen the themes of Christopher Robin before in countless films about parents who just don’t have the time – or the soul – to share with their families. They’re breaking their backs at work, tasked with important and impossible things! Who has time for vacations and reading books to their children at bedtime? The […]
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Mar 24 2017

T2 Trainspotting

To quote the greeting song we sang in my father’s Cub Scout troop: “Hail, hail, the gang’s all here!” Reuniting on the screen and behind the camera after twenty years away are the main cast and crew of 1996’s seminal arthouse hit Trainspotting (read my retrospective here) a polarizing examination of addiction and its effects […]
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Mar 17 2017

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Remakes, rehashes, reboots. Three words which mean exactly the same thing: the fear a motion picture studio exhibits by not taking a chance on something original, so they’ll repackage a previously-successful film with a facelift and new vibe for today’s audiences. This disconcerting lack of originality has taken over the Disney company; their latest efforts […]
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Jan 10 2014

August: Osage County

Considering she’s garnered seventeen Oscar nods and three wins over the last three decades, it seems kind of cliché to mention Meryl Streep as a Best Actress contender during awards season. Her portrayal of Violet, the manipulative, maniacal Weston family matriarch in “August:Osage County”, makes it pretty difficult not to, though; the pill-popping, bile-spewing, cancer-afflicted […]
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Dec 21 2012

The Impossible

(This review was originally published on December 21, 2012 at Reel Film News) I’m not sure which is more unsettling about Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible”, the visceral punch felt when the wall of water is shown barreling through a peaceful beachfront resort in Thailand, or the means that the director uses in order to […]
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Jan 22 2012

Haywire

(This review was originally published on January 22, 2012 at The Rogers Revue) It’s nice to see an action film that doesn’t complicate things just for the sake of looking smart. As much as I enjoyed most of the spy films from 2011, we saw almost every variation and mind-boggling complexity that the genre had […]
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