All posts tagged “movies

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Uncut Gems

Uncut Gems is a roller-coaster gold-rush of a film by the Sadfie Brothers, anchored by a really great performance by Adam Sandler (yes, I said great!). Sandler’s character, a NY jeweler, knows no comfort as he juggles his entire crazy life throughout the film, seeking… 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 CarrĂ© 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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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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Annihilation

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

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Victory or Death

How many bullets do you need to make a good David and Goliath flick? If the evil guy who is oppressing the poor but unskilled villagers is really, really, supremely nasty, you  need truckloads of bullets. Explosives too. I’m talking about the current remake of… Read More