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20 June 2015

Deconstructing Ex Machina

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Harkening back to sci fi classics such as Forbidden Planet, the majority of Ex Machina is constituted of philosophical discussion and games of verbal chess. These discussions broach many thoughts …

06 October 2014

The Unforgettable Gone Girl

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About a year ago I read the Gillian Flynn book “Gone Girl.” Every year I try I to read a book that is going to be made into either a …

13 September 2014

Sin City 2: Is that the best you can do, you pansies?

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So, it turns out there is a window of opportunity to make a sequel to a popular ‘R’ rated movie. Based on the abysmal performance of the latest Sin City, …

08 June 2013

Now You See Me

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Now You See Me is probably not a movie that greatly benefits from repeated viewings, but it is one hell of a fun time. Like Ocean’s 11 with a bit …

24 February 2013

My Cinema Award Nominee: Q&A with Scoot McNairy

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Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Cinema Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. In honour of the Oscar Argo is about to win, we thought we’d …

13 February 2013

Soderbergh’s Side Effects

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I wasn’t sure what to expect walking into Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh’s supposed last feature film. I went due to a never-ending love of Soderbergh, and a desire to see …

21 December 2012

Killing Them somewhat Softly

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I was torn about this movie. On one hand, some of the performances in it are career-making (in the case of Scoot McNairy) or career defining (when it comes to …

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’ …

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 …

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 February 2012

The Woman in Black

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When I was little, I went to see The Secret Garden in theaters with my mom. During one scene, as young Mary Lennox is creeping towards the garden, I started …

29 January 2012

Liam Neeson in The Grey

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The biggest problem with The Grey, Liam Neeson’s new movie about fighting wolves in the Alaskan wilderness, is simple, really. It’s the fact that you just walked into a movie …

15 January 2012

The Nipple-Pierced Heart & The Dragon Tattoo

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Steig Larson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a fast-paced, utterly engrossing, reactionarily feminist mystery novel, with a charismatic leading man and a fascinating lead female. But Larson’s novel falls …

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