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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
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Pinned reviews

  • Hero




    whooh onomatopoeia ; sound made by swinging swords, arms, legs, and all forms of sticks or poles ( with, or without metal appendages )in martial arts movies. Sometimes associated with arrows. Usually repeated at least 3 times. whooh whooh whooh

    whowh onomatopoeia; sound made by magically flying protagonists and or antagonists, often found in the Wuxia sub-genre of martial arts films, as they hurl toward their enemy, often somersaulting during the approach. Often repeated at least twice, corresponding to…

  • The Four Times

    The Four Times


    After watching Le Quattro Volte it was early evening. I walked outside and pulled some small splits from our wood stack in preparation to build the evening fire. I brought them into the kitchen, laid them near the stove, and gathered some dry kindling like I always do.

    I opened the stove door, and delicately shoveled the top layer of fine ash and dust and carefully deposited it into the ash pail beside the stove like I always do. The…

Recent reviews

  • C.R.A.Z.Y.



    I grew up an only child, so never experienced the dynamics of a large family. However, both my parents came from large families, so I could see the dynamics between them and my uncles and aunts from a different perspective. My best friend growing up, like our films protagonist, was the second youngest in a brood of five. I recognized a lot of things from these families in C.R.A.Z.Y.

    Writer / Director Jean-Marc Vallée couches C.R.A.Z.Y. as a coming of…

  • Slap Shot

    Slap Shot


    With the post season success of our own Peterborough Petes Junior Hockey team ( facing playoff elimination tonight ... Go Petes Go! ) and the traditional folding of the Leafs in the first round, I thought Slap Shot would be an appropriate pick.

    You can really see why Paul Newman considers this his favourite film, it must have been a blast to make, especially acting with 'The Hansons'. It's so true. Whenever I've been to a Petes game, nothing fires…

Popular reviews

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel


    Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.

    The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.

    What else would this sum buy you? I checked; a random search for 2014 / 2013 favourites lists here on LB. I looked at 30 or so, and picked out what I saw as peoples favourites.

    Under the Skin $16M
    Boyhood $2.4M
    Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
    Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
    Her $23M
    12 Years a Slave $20M

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut


    I vividly remember seeing Eyes Wide Shut for the first time. It was opening day back in 1999. I went in with a mixture of anticipation and sadness. Anticipation because Kubrick had pronounced this to be the best film he’s ever made. Sadness because I knew it was the last time I would see a Kubrick for the first time.

    After the show was finished, my friend and I walked to a café. We barely spoke about it. I was…