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  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★★

    Tone is everything in a film like this and if it clicks, it clicks with conviction. And I think it's safe to say that Cummings' dark and off beat approach to this film suited me just fine.

    There is something pleasantly hysterical about this film. There are no characters that seem to fit, they all seem to possess a certain subdued frenetic energy scratching at the surface. And when it breaches that surface it really comes into its own and…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    2020 has been a hard year. Obviously. The world's in turmoil and I'm sure many of you have had your own personal tragedies in a year where we probably should have come a whole lot closer than we actually did (not too close, socially distancing appropriately).

    For me, 2020 was incredibly tough, for many reasons I won't go into. What I will do is highlight one particular aspect that resonates through daily life to this very day. I am a…

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  • Frozen

    Frozen

    ★★★

    Daughter 1: Daddy, can we watch Frozen?

    Me: Sure thing, honey. Does your brother want to watch as well?

    Son: What's it about?

    Daughter 1: Oh it's about princesses and true love!

    Son - blank stare-

    Daughter: and there's a snow monster.

    Son: Let's roll.

    -movie finishes, Daughter 1 is blaring Let it Go at the top of her lungs-

    Me: What'd you think, buddy?

    -Son gives me a look-

    Me: C'mon, wasn't that bad was it?

    Son (these are…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    I love the stupidity of holding on to what has moved on.

    I love the smallness of the biggest emotion we know.

    I love the pain that doesn't seem to leave but you know somehow it will.

    I love seeing love.

    And I love how Wong Kar-Wai manages to capture all of the above and mold it into a piece of visual poetry, instilled with the melancholy, pain, joy, frivolity and promise our species' most powerful four letter word possesses.…