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  • Before I Disappear

    Before I Disappear 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 May, 2015

    This was a huge surprise and very satisfying watch in the "one-crazy-night-in-the-city" sub-genre - with lineage to films from the 80s such as Landis's Into the Night and Scorsese's After Hours. Pretend Adventures in Babysitting was actually a great film, with substance - this is what you might get. Thankfully, this one never attempts to be a neo-80s film. It is modern, dark and atmospheric with strong directorial choices and a well-used eclectic soundtrack that had me fully immersed. It…

  • Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame

    Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    A very engaging documentary even for a non-cyclist viewer. Marinoni and his eccentric ways makes for a compelling subject and his honest interactions with the filmmaker make it a unique, often very funny non-fiction "buddy" film. I love this type of film where you can just hang out with a subject and spend time in their world - made even more interesting given Marinoni is a master in his field. Although the digital presentation isn't beautifully cinematic, the storytelling and…

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    Cheel is Canada's next star filmmaker and this is proof - one of the best films of 2011. Would love to see what he could do with a feature-length fictional film. Looking forward to How to Build a Time Machine!

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Nov, 2014

    Astonishingly ambitious. Nolan achieves what shouldn't be possible and crafts together monumental ideas about space, time and humanity in an extremely satisfying way. I don't care if Zimmer's score drowns out a bit of dialog here and there. This film is epic on all counts - an intense, emotional, thrilling science-fiction masterpiece.