The Mind Reels

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Stranger Things (2016) – Season 1

Picture a Stephen King novel directed by Steven Spielberg, with a score by John Carpenter, and a beautifully balanced touch of nostalgia and you have the wondrous, scary, funny, and … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Mind Reels Chats: TIFF15 – Les Revenants Showrunner Fabrice Gobert

If you missed the amazing French series, Les Revenants (The Returned) when it aired on the CBC, you can chain-watch all 8 episodes of season 1 now on Netflix. That’s … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of D. Moreau (2014) – David Gregory

It’s odd. While I was reviewing the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau a couple of months ago, I was made aware of this fantastic documentary. I missed … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Broadchurch – Season 1

Yes, I’m behind on coming across this series, but being able to watch the entire first season in two sittings, made for a beautiful, heart- wrenching and stunning experience. Doctor … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alien Abduction (2014) – Matty Beckerman

The found footage genre is packed full of material at this point, and it’s probably not going anywhere for a while, just like ‘reality’ television, I think we’ll be stuck … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Red State (2011) – Kevin Smith

When a writer/director takes on a genre that aren’t often associated with, people are going to get antsy, and some people are just going to hate it no matter what. … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) – Peter Lord

Great sight gags, brilliant animation, a fun story and a talented voice cast make this one a treasure trove. I love the work of Aardman Studios, and this one did … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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