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  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2014

    The more I think about American Hustle the less I like it. And while it's lazy filmmaking at the highest calibre, that's not what angered me most about this film. It's the fact that a bunch of talented stars seemed complicit in an attempt to swindle an audience into believing this is quality work.

    Amy Adams is superb in her role, but she hardly compensates for a terrible pastiche of cliche 70s era characters played by the rest of the…

  • Body Melt 1993

    ★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2013

    Goofy and gory mix when the script is clever, but in the case of this Aussie flick, the structure is too schizophrenic to make sense of it all. By the time you reach the end of the relatively short film, you'll feel exhausted, bombarded and unsatisfied. There's too much going on with too little payoff.

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  • Goon 2011

    ★★ Watched 29 May, 2012 1

    Goon proves that Canada is still wildly out of touch when it comes to moviemaking, and it's disappointing because in some ways this is the most competant effort outside of the "art house" scene in years.

    Unfortunately the humour is where Goon fails, and fails miserably. It's rude and crude to a level that surpasses most "gross out" comedies, and it only comes across as crass and unintelligent, which might be fine for the target audience of teenage boys and…

  • Joysticks 1983

    Watched 07 Jul, 2013 4

    If you're going to say "they don't make movies like they used to," technically you should include films like Joysticks, for better or worse. It was a different era back in 1983 as video games were coming into the mainstream and it was still acceptable to show a close-up shot of women's breasts for no particular reason.

    That's where the appeal of Joysticks comes in, because otherwise it's a pretty dumb movie and a standard sex comedy. But the cast…