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  • Metropolis

    Metropolis

    ★★★★★

    “The mediator between the hands and the head must be the heart”.

    I finally saw this monstrosity of a film in its entirety on the big screen. Paying homage that is long overdue. Hard to believe it was made in 1927. At the time it took 17 months and cost over 5 million Reichsmarks to make. It’s definitely one of the most defining and pioneering works of cinematic fiction ever made. Filmmakers continue to borrow from the screenplay, visuals and…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    TIFF18 Film 19


    I really loved this film, but I appreciate that it’s very deliberate structure will irritate some.  


    The film has no musical score. The soundtrack of the film is simply the actual noise from the house, street, planes flying above, etc.  Other than people actually singing, playing music or the street marching band, there is no music in the film. I saw the film in the new Lightbox cinema 2 which has a new and improved sound system…

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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★½

    Love this film

  • The Wizard of Lies

    The Wizard of Lies

    ★★★½

    In my mind I had always cast Dustin Hoffman in the role of Bernie Madoff, mostly because of looks, but Bobby D does a solid job given his acting chops.

    This is a pretty depressing tale of a con man who not only bilked a bunch of investors of their wealth, he humiliated and destroyed his family. 

    No doubt about it, Bernie Madoff is an evil man.

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    Reminiscent of a “certain film” and yet so unique, this is a film that lingers with you long after you leave the theatre. The film begins with shocking and confusing images, we are not quite sure what is going on. Audience as voyeur, this not seeing everything clearly pulls you into the film craving clarity which you almost get as the film progresses, but not entirely. I love leaving a film still wonder what the… These are the films you…

  • Serpico

    Serpico

    ★★★★★

    So fortunate to see this in the theatre on a big screen. Sidney Lumet’s classic still holds up 45 years later. Amazing cast led by Al Pacino in one of his most career defining roles as Frank Serpico, the eccentric undercover cop who refused to go on the take and risked his life to expose New York City’s police corruption in the 70s.