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23 September 2012

End of Watch

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With found footage movies on life support, writer and director David Ayer hopes to reanimate the genre with his first-person buddy cop action film, End of Watch. Having written Training …

21 September 2012

Arbitrage

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If you’re going to see Nicholas Jarecki’s high finance thriller, Arbitrage, make sure to bring an Economics major with you. For one, he or she could tell you what ‘arbitrage’ …

27 July 2012

TIFF Preview

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TORONTO – On July 24th, Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival), and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, unveiled some of the films that will headline …

19 June 2012

Safety Not Guaranteed

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In the classified ads section of a local newspaper reads one that says, “Wanted; someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. You’ll get paid …

04 May 2012

From Norway: Headhunters

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While American politicians abjectly deride the Scandinavians for being ‘pinko commies’, Hollywood has been taking notice of their considerable cinematic talent, finding every opportunity to import some of their best …

18 April 2012

Hockey: the good, the bad, and the ugly

By // Sports

It’s the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Game one. Nashville leads Detroit 3-2. There’s 5 seconds left in the third. Gaustad and Datsyuk skate to the faceoff circle. The ref drops the …

13 April 2012

“The Horror Film to End All Horror Films”

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Picture this. There’s a group of college kids. They are attractive. One of them has a relative that owns a cottage. It’s in the middle of nowhere. They all hop …

08 April 2012

“The Moth Diaries” Is Not Worth Writing Home About

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Writer-director Mary Harron has proven herself as an accomplished auteur in the realm of the psychological thriller. Having written and directed the cult hit, American Psycho, Harron has proven that …

07 April 2012

Concrete Jungle, More Than Just A Phrase

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Remember the first 30 minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, when the primates encounter the black monolith and begin taking on human attributes and advanced levels of cognitive capability? Well, …

30 March 2012

Battle Royale; Cult Film Royalty

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Here’s a well-known traditional Japanese proverb: “the world sucks”. Filled with deception, greed, and amoral opportunism, honesty and trust have become nothing more than archaic misnomers and fantastical abstractions for …

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