The Mind Reels

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The Pinkertons S01E02 -Double Shot

Adam Moore’s and Kevin Abrams’ Wild West mystery series continues this week with its second episode. The series is still setting its tone and pacing, and maybe I’ve been watching … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Rockford Files (1979) – With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket be Far Behind? and The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar

Private investigator Jim Rockford has his hands full again with this week’s dual installment. First up is With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket be Far Behind? which … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Imitation Game (2014) – Morten Tyldum

Benedict Cumberbatch turns in a masterful performance as Alan Turing in Moreten Tyldum’s Biopic/WWII Thriller, The Imitation Game. Based on the book by Andrew Hodges, with a screenplay by Graham … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

World of Trouble (2014) – Ben H. Winters

The Last Policeman Trilogy comes to its conclusion with this final installment from author Ben H. Winters. The asteroid’s, Maia, impact is only days away now. Civilization has complete fallen … Continue reading

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Countdown City (2013) – Ben H. Winters

The sequel to The Last Policeman picks up with less than three months before the big asteroid is to make its devastating impact on Earth. Hank Palace is no longer … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Night Film (2013) – Marisha Pessl

This week’s book shelf brought me a book that was dark, troubling, steeped in film, murder, the occult, interactive elements, and evil. I loved it! It came to me via … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Helix S01E01 – Pilot

From Executive Producer Ron Moore, who oversaw the re-imaginging of the highly succesful Battlestar Galactica series, as well as creative forces involved with The X-Files and Lost, Helix, from its beginning has … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Toronto After Dark 2013: Odd Thomas – Stephen Sommers

Before I get into last night’s early feature at Toronto After Dark, I want to say a quick blurb about the short film that screened before it.  Every year, a … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Murdoch Mysteries S07E01 – Murdoch Ahoy

The CBC is proud to see the return of celebrated Canadian detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) in the season 7 opener this evening. In typical Murdoch style we see a … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ringu (1998) – Hideo Nakata

The late 90s saw a huge inflow of Japanese horror into the North American market, spreading and replicating itself, much like the curse in this wicked and delightful ghost story. … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 1 Comment


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