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  • Final Offer

    Final Offer

    I have a new film out!

    This was commissioned by Gunpowder & Sky for their sci-fi channel DUST.

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  • Extraordinary Stories

    Extraordinary Stories


    In 2009 or so I was on the jury of a South and Latin American film festival here in Montreal. I had about 20 movies to watch in the span of about a week, and the programmer warned me that one of them was a 4.5 hour semi-experimental Argentine feature. Although I love many movies from Argentina, I have to admit I wasn't looking forward to sitting through it.

    But from the moment it started, I was absolutely entranced. Told…

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  • Burning


    I’m a bit embarrassed to confess that the big narrative conceit of this went mostly over my head, and it wasn’t till a friend gave me her take that the whole movie snapped into focus (with a lot of “how did I miss that!”). Think I was too drilled into the film’s discrete moments—which, admittedly, is probably the intention. And the red herrings are manifold. Still, there’s even a whole conversation about the meaning of metaphor so I really have no excuse.

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp


    Unfortunately for a premise that calls out for visual invention and sight gags, this really felt like TV, with the most boring coverage. Really weak bad guys, too; Ghost was both too sympathetic and unlikeable at the same time. Couple of funny jokes I guess.

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