Jonathan White
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  • Hellmouth



    Like the cult up-and-comer Pontypool before it, Hellmouth is based on one of the Tony Burgess ‘Kawartha Trilogy’ horror books; in this case the first installment,The Hellmouths of Bewdley.

    Also like Pontypool, Burgess himself re-imagines his novel for the screen, with equally bizarre results. Pontypool, the film, was transformed into an observation from a blind vantage point of his Pontypool Changes Everything. In Hellmouth Burgess and director John Geddes take the opposite course. They weave elements from the disjointed, but…

  • The Loved Ones

    The Loved Ones


    Lazy torture porn that could have been so much more.

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  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel


    Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.

    The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.

    What else would this sum buy you? I checked; a random search for 2014 / 2013 favourites lists here on LB. I looked at 30 or so, and picked out what I saw as peoples favourites.

    Under the Skin $16M
    Boyhood $2.4M
    Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
    Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
    Her $23M
    12 Years a Slave $20M

  • Whiplash



    Before my parents married, my father was studying to be a concert pianist at the Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto; the upper echelon of musical academies up here in the Great White North. Before that, while still at home in New Brunswick, he would spend his weekends playing in a swing dance band; This is where he met my mum. He spent his weekday evenings practicing at home.

    My grandfather, a colonel in the Canadian army, advocated his…