About A Boy – Quickie Review

I love this movie. Hugh Grant is perfectly cast and this is hands down his best performance. Very funny script with movements of moving sentiment and extreme awkwardness. I have watched this movie countless times and it hasn’t lost anything. This is one my all-time favourite comedies.

Catch Me If You Can – Quickie Review

An absolute delight from start to finish. I had a smile on my face the whole time. Hanks, DiCaprio and Spielberg are a magical combination. A terrific departure score for John Williams and Christopher Walken is heart-breakingly good.

Equilibrium – Quickie Review

Christian Bales stars in this futuristic action thriller set in a time where all forms of emotion has been deemed illegal. Plain and simple, this movie rocks. The action sequences are sublime and I’d stack up the gun and sword play choreography against anything in recent memory. Perfectly executed. Bale is top notch as usual.

Frailty – Quickie Review

This is Bill Paxton’s directorial debut, and it’s magnificent. A perfect example of horror without gore. It’s all implied. High tension throughout the movie. Terrific performances by all. The ending hits you with a wallop as the story comes to a head with one ingenious twist after another. One of my all-time favourite horror films.

Cabin Fever – Quickie Review

Darkly humourous, visually disgusting, perfect entertainment for warped minds like mine. Definitely not for everyone. I remember a few people getting up and leaving during the screening. More than a few cringe-inducing scenes as well as one of the strangest moments you’ll ever see in a movie. Pancakes!!!

5 Faves: Films of 2002

1. Frailty 2. Minority Report 3. Gangs Of New York 4. Equilibrium 5. About A Boy Just Missed The Cut: 25th Hour, Adaptation, Bowling For Columbine, Catch Me If You Can, The Salton Sea Need To See: Bus 174, Frida, Infernal Affairs, The Pianist, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance Comedy Hi-Lites: Austin Powers In Goldmember, Bend …

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Ankle Biters – Quickie Review

This movie gives indie horror flicks a bad name. I like the idea behind it. I like laughing at its ridiculousness, but mostly I love the name and what it infers. It tries so hard to be something more. The bizarre angles and the unnecessary slo-mo camerawork are mostly just distractions. I like that most …

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