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  • Mommy

    Mommy

    ★★★★★

    Quick thoughts from TIFF *may get into spoilers?*

    My first thoughts: this is what We Need To Talk About Kevin wished it could be.

    By far my favourite of the festival so far and may be hard to top (it's too early to be definitive). The casting of the three leads were near perfect - believable in their appearance and body language throughout such a rollercoaster of emotions. The story was well told and built to a fantastic, highly resonant…

  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    ★★★★★

    Shelley 'The Machine' Levine: "GET THE CHALK!! HEY, GET THE CHALK, I did it. I closed the c*cksucker! GET THE CHALK! PUT ME ON THE CADILLAC BOARD!! Who wants to go to lunch - I'm buyin'!"


    This is the crackling dialogue you can expect from Glengarry Glen Ross - acting101. Top notch, brilliant work.

    Each and every scene gets more and more powerful, and is told with amazing delivery and precision. I remember reading that director James Foley had exactly…

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  • Wet Blanket Policy

    Wet Blanket Policy

    ★★★½

    Featured on Jerry Beck's blog Cartoon Research, and notable for placing this Oscar-nominated song into the cartoon after the fact to garner more attention. It is so blatantly obvious and sloppily handled that it muffles some of Buzz Buzzard's opening dialogue!

    The rest of the short however is good fun - particularly when Buzz chases Woody into the walls and through the door frames. (Buzz and Woody... that sounds familiar! Hmm..)

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    Celebrating birthdays isn't what it used to be... at least there's always Casablanca.


    In the many times I've come back to Rick's, I've grown to love the screenplay on so many levels. Not only is there an endless number of quotable lines, but it continuously hypes up the next part of the story. Similarly to what would happen to Orson Welles' Harry Lime in The Third Man for nearly an hour, characters are always talking about someone or something before…

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  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    I hope everybody here has that one movie where you can put on at any time, and get a huge smile across your face. It's the definition of entertainment at the movies for me. No matter how many times I watch it, it will never get old, grow tiresome, or run its' course. From Rick's signature introduction all the way to that classic scene on the runway, this is a beautiful friendship that will not end any time soon.

    Set…

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★½

    Holy sh*t what an experience.

    This was an excellent revenge film with some noir elements to boot. With plenty of style, a twisting complex plot, and great acting - this one keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end. It was beautiful on all counts and really makes me want to see this on blu-ray. With the Canadian edition of Park's "revenge" trilogy on sale at the moment, I see no reason not to check out his other…