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Comedy Without Tears: The Death of Stalin

I must admit that I approached this movie with a great deal of trepidation. As someone with a serious interest in the history of the Soviet Union, I confess I have a touch of humorlessness on the subject. Rather than … Continue reading

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Spooktober Special: House of Psychotic Women

With October again upon us, the time has come for the seasonal tradition of Spooktober to begin once more. This year, however, I’m going to be doing something rather different. Rather than delve into a bunch of horror-themed things, I … Continue reading

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The Bard in Jackboots: Richard III (1995)

Like everyone in the English-speaking world, I had to read my share of Shakespeare during my formative years. I spent three years in high school with the Bard, making my way through Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Macbeth. I … Continue reading

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2016: Look Back and Recoil

Well, it’s happened again: twelve months have gone by, and we’re staring a new year in the face once more. Not many people will be lining up to remember 2016 as a banner year, myself included, and yet I don’t … Continue reading

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Spooktober Leftovers: Trash Fire (2016)

Well, now. I’m not gonna talk about the election. In fact, we’re not gonna talk about the election at all; we’re gonna keep it out of this. What I am gonna talk about today is this movie, which I wanted … Continue reading

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The Last Ruritanian Picture Show

I’ve not been doing much blogging over the past two months. Truth be told, I haven’t been doing much in the way of writing period for the last little while. It’s been a combination of the usual things: brain-scorching heat, … Continue reading

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You: Canadian Culture

Well, I saw a hell of a movie last night: Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room (2015). If you’ve never heard of Guy Maddin, he’s been a fixture of the Canadian film scene for decades now. The story goes that he … Continue reading

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