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The Last Man On The Moon (2014) – Mark Craig

The Bloor Cinema/Hot Doc’s 2014 – 2015 Doc Soup is coming to an end, and I couldn’t imagine a better picture to close out this year’s run than this amazing … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Revival (2014) – Stephen King

This past Christmas, my mother picked me up the latest Stephen King novel, Revival. I’d seen it in stores, had read the flap, but wasn’t quite sure where I stood … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Veep: Season 3

Also available from HBO today, is the third season of their critically acclaimed, and award-winning White House comedy series, Veep. Julia Loius-Drefus, who has won an Emmy for her performance … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Silicon Valley: Season 1

Releasing from HBO today is the premiere season of this brilliant comedy from Mike Judge, the creator of the cult classic, much-loved and oft-quoted, Office Space. The 8 episode first … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Rockford Files (1979) – No-Fault Affair and The Big Cheese

Rita Moreno is back again as Rita Capkovic in the first episode up this week. No-Fault Affair was written by Juanita Bartlett, and originally aired 30 November, 1979. The phone gag this … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) – William Cottrell, David Hand, Wildred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce and Ben Sharpsteen

Leaving the war genre behind, temporarily, the next genre to be examined by the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book is that of family. And it all begins … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) – Eric Brevig

Jules Verne, his writing, and the films inspired by his creations is next up in the Sci-Fi Chronicles (I’m loving this book so far, and I’ve barely started it). I’ve previously covered … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pretend We’re Kissing (2014) – Matt Sadowski

And just like that the screenings of the Canadian Film Fest come to a close at the Royal Cinema on College St. Ushering us out, is Pretend We’re Kissing, an … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nocturne (2014) – Saul Pincus

  It’s the last evening for the Canadian Film Fest, and the first evening show at the Royal Cinema on College St is well worth seeing. The main feature, Nocturne, … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ben’s At Home (2014) – Mars Horodyski

This afternoon at the Royal Cinema on College St, the last features of the Canadian Film Fest get underway, first up is Ben’s at Home directed by Mars Horodyski. But … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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