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Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Conan the BarbarianA friend came over for the day and helped me with a project. I made homemade pizza for dinner and insisted we watch Conan the Barbarian. I think I probably got the better end of the friendship deal that day. Read More…

Creed (2015)

CREED

As stated previously (and enthusiastically), if Sylvester Stallone is in a movie, I’m going to watch it. So it shouldn’t be any great surprise that Creed is on my list of must-watch movies. Well, must-watch in the way that free movies are a must-watch. And, no, I don’t mean ‘free’ as in illegally downloaded versions of movies. Read More…

Spectre (2015)

I’m not going to sugarcoat this review. Spectre was both underwhelming and disappointing, and as a major Bond fan (who until recently had the whole collection on VHS) I was totally saddened by this. Totally. I put the blame on director Sam Mendes. A big chunk of it anyway. Read More…

Blow Up (1966) vs. Blow Out (1981)

I look forward to August in Vancouver not only for the welcome heat and sunshine but mostly because August means Film Noir at the Pacific Cinémathèque Pacifique, a local non-profit film institute known as The Cinematheque. There’s nothing quite like spending hot summer nights inside the cool and shady world of corruption, cynicism, and murder. Read More…

Sleep, My Love (1948)

Film noir is one of my favourite movie genres. From the moral ambiguity of the ‘hero’, to the stylistic and unbalanced settings, to the knock-out femme fatales, I love it all. Sadly, sometimes a film that seems to have all of these things fails to live up to the ideal, and Sleep, My Love is one of those films. Read More…

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