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  • 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…

  • The Equalizer

    The Equalizer 2014

    ★★ Watched 03 Apr, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It was interesting seeing this re-teaming of actor/director just after re-watching Training Day, and I am compelled to write about this film because I'm always saddened by creative depreciation. Training Day is by no means a perfect film, but takes way more risks and creates characters we actually care about. If we're comparing the two efforts, I think it's David Ayer's writing that is missed here. The Equalizer is really just a recycled middle-of-the road action film with Denzel wasted…

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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.