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Monday, January 21, 2019


Goodfellas (1990)

Bullets to the face. Knives in the gut. Being frozen in a meat truck. This is a story that has come to be legendary...

Nosferatu (1922)

The year was 1922. The widow of Bram Stoker, who had written the seminal vampire book Nosferatu, was still alive and still held the...

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Romantic comedies have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, especially around Valentine’s Day. Having watched almost all of the recent ones, I decided...

Splendor in the Grass (1961)

By complete coincidence, I am at this very moment involved in Theatre Erindale’s production of Picnic, a Pulitzer Prize–winning play by William Inge, who...

Heartburn (1986)

When I first saw Tim Burton’s Batman, I was convinced that Jack Nicholson, when given a decent script, could act circles around anybody. Since...

The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Christmas was, at one time, more of a religious holiday than a commercial one. This is something that has been forgotten, for the most...

Black Christmas

Last summer I was going through a sleepless night, so I decided to surf the TV guide. I stopped when I saw that the...

The Usual Suspects (1995)

During my flight from Dubai to Toronto, I had 14 hours of flight time to kill, so I decided to shun new blockbuster films...

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