Question of the Week: What’s your current cinematic obsession?

ob·ses·sion əbˈseSHən/ the state of being obsessed with someone or something. an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind. Ok this is not just another excuse to talk about Toby Stephens... as if I needed one, ahah. Seriously though, my weekly question is usually inspired by something that's been on …

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FlixChatter Review: The Railway Man (2013)

This may sound harsh, but I’m growing tired of WWII films that have a singular focus on the Nazis and Jews. There have been so many wonderful films successfully depicting the horror and tragedy that befell the Jews, but at the same time, there are so many untold stories from different perspectives that are worth …

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Weekend Roundup: Leap Year, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond & a whole lot of Toby Stephens

If someone were to ask me, "What did you do this weekend?" Well, the short answer would be "Toby Stephens." Ahah, well ok so it came out wrong, didn't it? I meant, my weekend pretty much consisted of watching/listening/tumblr-ing about him, my long-lifeless tumblr has been set ablaze now by Toby's fiery charisma. I did manage to …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: The Double & The Last of Robin Hood

Review by Josh P. The Double follows Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg, who plays against type and is award-worthy superb), a meek man unrecognizable to his co-workers, one of whom is the girl of his dreams, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska, terrific). Early in the film, Simon’s bleak life takes two unhappy turns. First, he witnesses a suicide, and …

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An appreciation + belated birthday tribute to Toby Stephens

Ok, here we go again. Some of you who follow me on Twitter might've already known about my new crush but I want to make it official here that I've been suffering from Toby-itis. This kind of *infection* happens once in a blue moon... the last time this happened was with Gregory Peck nearly three years ago. …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: Proxy and The Animal Project

Happy Wednesday everyone! Ok, we're down to the last two batches of MSPIFF reviews. Today we've got two from Josh  from JJames Reviews. PROXY Review by Josh P. Proxy begins with Esther Woodhouse (Alexia Rasmussen), who is nine months pregnant, at an ultrasound appointment, talking to a technician (Shayla Hardy). Rasmussen’s stunningly removed vocal and facial …

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Question of the Week: Which films with great ensemble cast that fail to deliver?

It really pains me that the movie that *inspired* me for this edition of Question of the Week is one I've actually been looking forward to for some time. When I first blogged about it in January 2013, I was super duper excited about the cast. The movie is called The Deadly Game in the UK, …

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Weekend Roundup & MSPIFF14 double reviews starring Juliette Binoche

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. I took a bit of a break from blogging this weekend, but this week has been pretty busy in terms of movie watching. It's the last week of the MSPIFF 2014 and I saw three more films, one short of what I intended to see but …

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Easter Special – ‘God is in the Movies’ Blogathon

Today is Maundy Thursday, a few days before Easter Sunday. The timing couldn't be more perfect for such a blogathon. Well, Andrew has planned this since mid March but he was gracious enough to extend the deadline, bless his heart! I was actually planning to do a similar post for Easter anyway so I just …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: Paulette & The Life of Riley

The film festivities continues! Today we've got a couple more MSPIFF 2014 reviews courtesy of Josh from JJAMES reviews. Paulette (2013) Paulette is a French comedy with a simple plot and simple characters to match. The titular protagonist (Bernadette Lafont) is an unpleasant elderly woman who, along with her late husband, once ran a successful …

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