Transcendence review

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Directed by Wally Pfister / Written by Jack Paglen   I'm writing this on the first Saturday night since Transcendence opened. I've taken in the deluge of scathing reviews the Johnny Depp movie has earned, along with the reports few are bothering to see it in the cinema. A bad combination. But I'm here to tell you while the…Read More

Captain America: The Winter Soldier review

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For once, the marketing language about "the studio that brought you" is actually appropriate. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, based on comics by Ed Brubaker, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby Been really looking forward to this, the ninth superhero movie in Marvel's current world-dominating series—one Hulk, three…Read More

CTV Morning Live, April 4, 2014

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I am… THE GESTICULATOR! The good folks at Halifax's CTV morning show had me on again today. I chatted with the always charming Heidi Petracek about Captain America: The Winter Soldier (a full review to come soon on this site), Le Week-End (ditto), Noah and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Go here to watch the clip.Read More

Noah review

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Directed by Darren Aronofsky Written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel This isn't your daddy's Biblical epic. That was my first thought as I waded into Noah, the $125 million blockbuster from the indie director of Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream. For awhile Aronofsky was attached to The Wolverine—imagine what that…Read More