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What does ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ want? More.

“My name is Jordan Belfort. The year I turned 26 I made $49 million dollars which really pissed me off because it was 3 shy of a million a week.” More. More money. More drugs. More sex. More power. More … Continue reading

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‘The Bling Ring’ & the Age of ME

We live in a society that is obsessed with celebrity. That statement cannot come as a shock. Whether it’s the usual suspects, which consist of movie stars with megawatt smiles, or athletes with the Herculean abilities, or larger-than-life, carefully crafted … Continue reading

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED – movie review

For a rom-com, it’s really not so bad. But it’s not great either. One thing’s for sure: No, it won’t kill Natalie Portman’s career and chances at swiping an Oscar. Helmed by Ivan Reitman (who makes a cameo appearance), NO … Continue reading

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Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar nominated INCENDIES – Movie Review

Denis Villeneuve’s INCENDIES has been praised unanimously and has earned a place as Canada’s official selection for the 2011 Academy Awards. Adapted from the acclaimed play by Wajdi Mouawad, “Incendies” shadows the voyage of two young adults to the core … Continue reading

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ANOTHER YEAR (movie review)

Judging by the response at the Q&A after the screening of Mike Leigh’s ANOTHER YEAR at the New York Film Festival (at Lincoln Center), I was the only person in the audience who was not aware that the performances in … Continue reading

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Barney’s Version (movie review)

BARNEY’S VERSION has all the winning characteristics of a great film.  It is based on beloved Canadian author Mordecai Richler’s award-winning last novel; it is produced by Robert Lantos; and it has a cast worth bragging about including Paul Giamatti (who scored … Continue reading

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Reflections on BLACK SWAN (movie review)

I saw BLACK SWAN at the Toronto International Film Festival and something about it spoke to me more than any other movie I’ve seen in quite some time. Perhaps my own scarring experiences with ballet, as well as the pursuit … Continue reading

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Twitter & Movie reviews in 140 characters or less?

Truth be told, I was behind on the whole Twitter bandwagon. I’m not sure I ever even really embraced social media (aside from Facebook), but I didn’t want to get left behind in the dust either so I made sure … Continue reading

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