Ambulance (2022)

I’ve said it before and I’ll undoubtedly say it again…I have a Love / Hate relationship with the films of Michael Bay. Going back to his high-concept debut with 1995’s surprisingly entertaining Bad Boys, I initially fell in love with his clearly Tony Scott (Top Gun) inspired, hyper-kinetic style. He continued to hone that visual […]

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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

I remember being intrigued by this title when it first released in 2018, largely due to the fact that I do appreciate a solid, self-contained mid-budget thriller / action flick, especially those boasting solid casts. Right off the top of my shaved noggin, entries such as The Usual Suspects (1995), Identity (2003), Smokin Aces (2006), […]

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I Saw the Devil (2010)

It’s been a while since I dove into a good foreign film and this one has long sat on my Must See list, going back to my days as a film revisor (damn, I STILL miss that job) and having seen a couple 35mm prints of this South Korean serial killer / revenge flick come […]

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Avatar – The Way of Water (2022)

I’ve said it before…and I’ll undoubtedly say it again – I love James Cameron. The man is a triumphant Canadian export that us crazy Canucks should truly be proud of. He wrote and directed what has long been considered My Favorite Film Ever – Aliens, which would be his masterful 1986 sequel to Ridley Scott’s […]

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Uncharted (2022)

I’m not a video game guy…never have been. I’m sure it’s got something to do with my hippy wannabe parents severely limiting the screen time my sister and I were exposed to as kids, and that includes gaming consoles of any / every kind. I always had to go to friends houses to try out […]

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Morbius (2022)

It’s definitely NOT Morbin’ time. This flick never once leapt out at me as being something I NEEDED to see. I’d heard about it going back to the initial ‘greenlight’ announcement, but not being familiar with the source material (it’s an older Marvel publication), I felt not much more than (very) mild curiosity and a […]

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Wake in Fright (1971)

A Primus album title leaps to mind when I ponder this flick: They Can’t All Be Zingers And that is for damn sure, where Wake in Fright is concerned. In the last while, I’ve had a number of ‘Ozploitation’ flicks in mind to check out, as movies from Australia are often of a very watchable […]

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Fair Game (1986)

‘Ozploitation’ This lazy word is the unofficial name for a certain sub-genre of movies that emerged from Down Under during a renaissance of grindhouse-style ‘exploitation’ films that ran from the 1970’s, right through till the end of the 80’s (and beyond, it can be argued). Now, for the average movie-goer, the two most well-known entries […]

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The Day After (1983)

A subject that I find morbidly fascinating is the concept of nuclear annihilation (I’m a blast at parties, I swear). In one form or another, it’s something that’s quietly lurked in the background of pretty much my entire life, in some cases simply on the merit of the existence of the fucking atom bomb (or […]

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Prey (2022)

Going back to my movie obsessed childhood in the ‘80’s, the Predator franchise has played a significant role in my enthusiastic embrace of pop culture. I still distinctly remember scouring an issue of Fangoria magazine (remember that one?) at 10 years old and coming across an article about the make-up effects that the first film […]

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