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Tonight we ventured out to our local Cineplex to see Judy, a film which focuses on a brief period near the end of the life of Judy Garland, starring Renée Zellweger. It’s a film which recently premiered here in Toronto at TIFF. I’m neither a… Read More

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a film about a young man with Downs syndrome (named Zak), housed in a nursing home, who escapes to seek out The Salt Water Redneck, his pro-wrestling idol. Zak wants to enroll in Redneck’s pro-wrestling school and follow in his… Read More

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American Splendor – the film

Having read a double anthology of American Splendor comics, I had to also watch the film of the same name, from 2003. It’s a wonderfully creative and entertaining effort – highly recommended, even if you don’t care even a little bit about underground comics. Pekar… Read More

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Bad Movie Night in Long Branch

The other night, with Tuffy P working late bringing home the bacon, I got a wee fire going in the woodstove and turned on the television. Channel 11 often has wonderfully entertaining bad movies playing and this night was no exception. I didn’t know until… Read More

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Spy vs Spy

We’ve been watching spy films lately. In particular, we’ve been watching the slow, plodding films based on John le Carré novels. This includes both of those British mini-series featuring Alec Guinness as George Smiley, and yesterday we watched The Spy Who Came in From the… Read More

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Banjo Tales

Most of my friends know that somewhere along the way I fell hard for the banjo. People around the neighbourhood seem to enjoy hearing it but I’m sure there are those who think, what happened to that guy? Why does he play that old time… Read More

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The Sisters Brothers – the movie

The Sisters Brothers, based on Patrick deWitt’s 2011 novel, is in limited release and is now playing at Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto. This film marks the English language debut for director Jacques Audiard. It has an excellent cast, featuring John C. Reilly as Eli Sisters,… Read More

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Isle of Dogs

We trundled off to our local Cineplex tonight to see the new Wes Anderson stop-motion animation flick, Isle of Dogs. To start with, the cast is remarkable: Bryan Cranston as Chief Koyu Rankin as Atari Ed Norton as Rex Liev Schreiber as Spots Bill Murray… Read More

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We trundled off to the Cineplex this evening to see Annihilation, the new Alex Garland film. You might recall his directorial debut, Ex Machina. Most of the people at the Queensway tonight were there for Black Panther. There were signs saying various showings were sold… Read More

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The Post

The Post is a newspaper story, the true story of the Washington Post and the Pentagon Papers. It’s very timely and it reminds us we are not living through the first time an American President has gone after the press, nor the first time time… Read More