codeable-asset

Drama

He’s like an angry little Tazmanian devil, whirling about, arms flailing, screaming at everyone and destroying everything in his path. Halfway through the movie, during one of his explosive rants, I f…
Snow Cake must have had my name written all over it, because I circled it in the SIFF guide more than once over the course of the festival, and only missed out because I couldn't find a movie buddy. T…
OK, OK, let me say say it outright: I think Lucas Black is adorable. Call me surprised to be totally enamored of this actor's thick-as-molasses Texas accent (especially since a certain President has e…
It’s not that the movie is bad, because it isn’t. In fact, it’s quite ambitious and somewhat enjoyable. But it does try to cram in so many different genres that it feels a bit like a glitzy, bouncy, c…
A huge hit in Canada, C.R.A.Z.Y. basically swept the Genie Awards, winning almost a dozen awards, including Best Motion Picture. On the surface, you could classify it as a coming-of-age movie, or a ga…
Really, the above five statements are about all you need to know to enjoy director Robert Altman’s understated, down-home look at the fictional final broadcast of Garrison Keillor’s real-life titular …
The story centers on Bucharest university students Alex (Ioana Barbu) and Christina (Zooey Deschanel look-alike Maria Popistasu), who are over the moon about each other. Clandestine girlfriends, who m…
A long time ago there was a spoof of a Japanese television show on Saturday Night Live. In it, a father commanded his son to do his homework, and when the son replied that he had no homework, the fath…
I’d be willing to bet the dust doesn’t have any answers for me, but that’s okay because – just like dust! – the memory of this tedious film will be swept from my mind quickly and without incident. Ro…
An albino alligator is a freak of nature. It is weak and vulnerable, and serves one purpose: bait. The alligator posse it belongs can use the albino to lure over second alligator posse. Then, when the…
I loved the first 95 minutes of American Gun. The film examines (you guessed it) the role of guns in American society. Through three separate storylines, we see how guns shape lives from Oregon to Vir…
Bambi II (yikes, what a wretched title) is a harmless, straight-to-video story that  feeds off nostalgia for the classic original, while offering some new characters. Luckily, it is so careful and rev…