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  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★½ Watched 08 Sep, 2016 1

    Perhaps the worst final line spoken in any 2016 movie...

  • Love

    Love 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Sep, 2015

    Hanging the story of a toxic romance on the conceit that all of the sex scenes are unsimulated might seem like desperate cry for media coverage, but in the hands of director Gasper Noe it takes on greater meaning.

    Where 'Love' makes less sense is in the decision to show the film theatrically in 3D, which offers almost nothing unique in terms of texture or effect.

    Putting that aside, the film captures the ugliness of a relationship that starts with…

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  • Joysticks

    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…

  • Goon

    Goon 2012

    ★★ 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…