Tag Archives: Movies

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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2015: That Was The Year That Was

Hello internet. It’s been a while. Let’s talk. I am writing this on the evening of the 27th of December, where we in Ottawa have just enjoyed what might be our first permanent snowfall of the season. I hope that … Continue reading

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Film Review: Young Adult (2011)

Young Adult, Jason Reitman’s 2011 directorial effort, is one of those comedies that isn’t exactly a comedy. Sure, there are laughs to be had, but they’re very uncomfortable laughs, forced out as our heroine Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) plunges her … Continue reading

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