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BEST OF 2016

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Yes, it is a little late for an end of the year list, but that is the downside to living anywhere but New York, LA, and Chicago. You need to wait a while to get the chance to see a lot of the movies from awards season. Sadly even with this nearly two month delay, I have some regrets, I ... Read More »

2016 First Watches

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In 2009 I started keeping track of films I watched for the first time, initially it was just a challenge to myself to watch 100 movies I had never seen before in a single summer. I failed only reaching 66 between the end of the school year and the start of the next (April to September). In 2011, I wanted ... Read More »

LET’S TALK ABOUT: HACKSAW RIDGE

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After hearing the excitement about Mel Gibson’s return feature, Hacksaw Ridge, I was sorely disappointed upon seeing the film. I didn’t think it was a particularly good movie, Andrew Garfield is essentially playing Forrest Gump, Vince Vaughn is woefully and hilariously out of place, the sets look near-lifetime movie quality, as does Simon Duggan’s alternatingly antiseptic and chaotic cinematography. The ... Read More »

LET’S TALK ABOUT: ARRIVAL

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“Now that’s a proper introduction.” Arrival comes out of the gate threatening to be the kind of film that you are going to have to watch a second, or third time, maybe even Google “what the hell just happened.” However, as Denis Villeneuve’s latest film rolls on, all questions are answered – and not in a Lost kind of way, where ... Read More »

CASTING A COMMANDER IN CHIEF: THE TOP ON SCREEN PRESIDENTS

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I think its fair to say that the unREEL team, though very much Canadian, is in a state of jaw-dropped shock thanks to the result of the 2016 US Presidential Election. To be fair, most of Canada feels this way. However, we’d be remiss if we let this subject slide by without capitalizing on a tongue in cheek article. So, ... Read More »

BUYER’S GUIDE: NOVEMBER 2016

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Welcome back to unREEL flicks’ consumer segment, Buyer’s Guide! The Buyer’s Guide is, as it sounds, the place where our readers can come to get our critic’s opinions of the new or re release films for a given month. Of course, this is for better or for worse, dependent on how we feel. For each segment, each of our critics ... Read More »

31 DAYS OF OCTOBER: DAY 31 – HALLOWEEN TOP 5 FINALE!!!

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So for our 31st day of October, we thought we’d do something a little bigger than just one last recommendation, instead a few of us will offer our top five favourite halloween/horror movies of all time! Josh’s Picks 5. The Last Exorcism (Daniel Stamm, 2010) This flick may pale in comparison to the other four on my list, but I ... Read More »

31 DAYS OF OCTOBER: DAY 30 – THE CRUCIBLE

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The Crucible (1996) Director: Nicholas Hytner Writer: Arthur Miller Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, Bruce Davison, Peter Vaughan, and Jeffrey Jones Rating: 8/10 “A woman comes to my bed every night now and tears out my eyes.” CURVEBALL!!! That’s right, nobody said these had to be strictly horror movies, right? Just Halloween appropriate. So I present ... Read More »

31 DAYS OF OCTOBER: DAY 29 – GEORGE ROMERO’S DEAD TRILOGY

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Night of the Living Dead (1968), Dawn of the Dead (1978), and Day of the Dead (1985) Director: George A. Romero Written by: George A. Romero (all), and John A. Russo (Night of the Living Dead) “It has been established that persons who have recently died have been returning to life and committing acts of murder. A widespread investigation of ... Read More »