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  • The Villainess

    The Villainess

    Wicked action scenes. Great flashback reveals. I can appreciate the stunt cinematography that creates a first person viewpoint, but I think gamers will enjoy it more than movie nerds. Kim Ok-bin is amazing.

  • Hard Core Logo

    Hard Core Logo

    ★★★★★

    I love this movie. One of the greatest Canadian films of all time. One of the greatest band movies of all time. One of the greatest mockumentaries of all time. The cinematographer, Danny Nowak, is trying to convince Criterion to pick up this title. He’s never been happy with the DVD treatments produced so far. And apparently he has a TON of unused footage - more acid trip shenanigans, a whole sequence where the band picks up a hitchhiker wearing…

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  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Is it terrible that I just want to quit my job, drop out of school and spend my days tracking down and reading everything Joan Didion ever wrote?

  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★★

    One of my fave films of 2017. Watch when you’re in the mood for something contemplative and beautiful. Like Saarinen’s church - slightly asymmetrical but balanced. On rewatch, I was more attuned to the scenes that echo or mirror each other.  John Cho, if you’re ever in Vancouver, can you hit me up? I’ll show you my favourite buildings and you can help me work through some shit.