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  • Mainstream

    Mainstream

    ★★★

    You gotta be dumb to be smart.

    An artistically shot indie dramedy with an interesting concept and unique characters, featuring some hilarious and thought provoking dialogue. The editing is a little over the top, but doesn't take away from the genuine, youtube-like camera work. Andrew Garfield is brilliant in this film. He understood the role, and how important his ability to captivate an audience would be to this character. His wild antics are charming and hilarious, as he seemingly just…

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★★

    A hilarious, exciting animated comedy with brilliant artwork brought to life by fantastic direction and a world class voice-over cast. The story-line is completely original for this type of film and all of the plot points are remarkably creative. This movie has it all. A heartfelt message, hilarious and original characters, and visuals that will keep you engaged throughout. The dynamics between characters were as developed as an award winning, live action drama film. I typically don't expect much out…

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  • Benny Loves You

    Benny Loves You

    ★★½

    A silly comedic horror with a familiar plot, and poor pacing throughout most of the story. The manic, Shaun of the Dead like editing stands out as the best element by far, as it was successful in developing and maintaining the film's tone. The humor was as British as it gets, which is not a bad thing. It just felt like the comedy was dependant on the casts' delivery because there weren't enough actual jokes written in. The camera work…

  • Crisis

    Crisis

    ★★

    An unoriginal Canadian crime thriller that evidently draws inspiration from Oscar winning films like Traffic and The Departed. Although the story followed 3 separate stories, the film was structured in a way that was easy to follow. The characters, however, could have been developed better, to allow for more impactful results of the film's events. I felt like we didn't know much about the 3 main characters, other than what was transpiring on screen. While it's mostly uneventful until the…

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  • Monster

    Monster

    ★½

    A courtroom drama loaded with plot holes and countless inaccuracies regarding the law, and processes within the justice system. The subtext of the story is foggy, stripping the film of its purpose as far as continuing any social conversations. I believe the filmmakers had good intentions, but the combination of a lack of research, and lack of context within the story makes for a meaningless film. Director, Anthony Mandler approached this project with an overly ambitious vision. It seems that…

  • Things Heard & Seen

    Things Heard & Seen

    ★★½

    A slow burning horror drama with a slight spin on the usual haunted house storyline. There were moments where action packed events were shown off camera or not at all, which left a lot to be desired as far as visuals. There were some nice shots of the scenery, but other than that the camera work was below average.

    The supporting cast were all sufficient, but Amanda Seyfried was exceptional. She was able to assist the already well written screenplay,…