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"I'm from Waterloo, where the vampires hang out!!"
Incredible acting and taking a bit of liberty with the real life history of the infamous Canadian brand help make Matt Johnson's biographical comedy 'BlackBerry' yet another surprising rags-to-riches tale of 2023, one in which your typical nerd-driven innovation clashes with the egomaniacal wishes of a co-CEO hellbent on making as much money as humanly possible while destroying those in his path, all with fabulous results.
As always, it's great to see…
"I just want to go home."
An attempt to inject real world politics and international tensions into this fictional narrative leaves Ric Roman Waugh's 'Kandahar' feeling half-baked and terribly boring. Classified as an action film, there's not an ounce of it until an hour in, and from there, audiences are treated to 2-3 fairly quick sequences that are over before they know it, none of which are particularly memorable and weren't mostly shown in the few bits of marketing I…
"I hope these assholes like hospital food."
Bob Odenkirk as a lighter John Wick? Check. A killer soundtrack that totally fits with what's unfolding? Check. Heavy gore blending well with incredible comedic timing? Check.
Ilya Naishuller's 'Nobody' is a wonderful treat, a great return to the cinemas after not having been in such a long time, and Odenkirk's Hutch Mansell, beyond sporting a damn cool name, makes for one of my favorite action heroes in a long while. He's highly…
"Is talent like that...written on the face?"
The most spellbinding masterpiece I've seen in a long time, Miloš Forman's 'Amadeus' is a film of scope, magnitude, cunning, told through flashbacks yet enticing in all aspects and during every period of time that's featured. Forman transports viewers to late 18th Century Vienna, a marvelous historical time and one keenly pointed at the impossible genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce), his womanizing and drinking, and the inevitable, years-long plot against him…