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  • Cinemania

    Cinemania

    ★★★

    I'm sure most cinephiles encounter some form of crossroads at a point in their life, where they must choose. At least if they start at an early age. Choose either to remain in the lifestyle they're comfortable with and may even prefer, or to enter the ranks of "normalcy". Get a job, get a wife, and dare I say it....get a life.

    Jack, Harvey, Eric, Roberta and Bill chose to remain inside their little bubble. And I can't blame them…

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★½

    This hot new commodity in product placement ie a Chinese person, is almost more grating than a Mac.

  • Supersonic

    Supersonic

    ★★★½

    Well, that took me back. Fookin' mad for it.

  • Check Point

    Check Point

    ½

    Ending an already jingositic piece of shit film with both the raising of a flagpole AND a Reagan quote. lmfao

  • Creep

    Creep

    ★★★

    Mark Duplass is probably my favourite guy operating in the movie business, wether that is as an actor, writer, producer or director. Wether it is a solo project, a tv-series, a co-project with a mate or his brother. I have yet to come across something disappointing.....ok, The Lazarus Effect is NOT good, but he had little creative control over that one, so I was quick to forgive.

    Here he plays the titular creep, (and his face does have that certain…

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    ★★★

    Andrè Øvredal makes the transition to English language film (I hesitate to label this film as "Hollywood") with ease, if the first 40 or so mins are anything to go by.
    It is in fact the opening half that makes me believe in an interesting career ahead of the Norwegian director. He made his name with Troll Hunter, and one he has done right in both, is the clever casting. Troll Hunter was lead by infamous comedian Otto Jespersen, while…

  • Dog Eat Dog

    Dog Eat Dog

    ★★

    Think of Dog Eat Dog as bits and pieces superglued to a piece of cardboard. This cardboard is then placed in the passenger seat of a car and taken for a wild ride, and at every turn, and there are quite a few, a piece or two fly out the window leaving less and less of the original ideas intact in the end.

    I'm not saying there aren't moments worth cherishing here, there are a couple, most of them visual,…

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    You're one horny motherfucker, Niclas.

  • Wiener-Dog

    Wiener-Dog

    ★★★

    As I was moving ahead with supper I oh-so-much-more-than-just occasionally saw so many glimpses of diarrhea.

  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★

    Way back when, which was probably 2014 or something, that whole debacle surrounding the "re-imagining" of a nostalgic favorite seemed like the most pointless waste of time and print since Paris Hilton was famous. Now that I've seen the film in question, I don't know what's worse; people complaining about the "gendrification" (patent pending) of Ghostbusters, or Paul Feig's film.

    The major problem here is that it's supposed to be a comedy but I think two smirks was all it…

  • Blood Father

    Blood Father

    ★★★

    Home early from one of the last days at TIFF I wanted something a bit different.
    Erin Moriarty kind of makes this one a bit hard to sit through, as she's as bad as actors get and with lines in that same ballpark area, but if you just focus on Mel it's a fun enough ride.
    Too bad the beard was one of the casualties....

  • Criminal

    Criminal

    A line from this film when Costner steals some geezer's truck: "That is bang out of order!"

    Reaction from me: Oh ffs.