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Thin Ice (2011)

I apologize for being late.

Paul Prohaska (Greg Kinnear) is an insurance salesman, and a liar. His office is full of awards that he made up. 1,078 more words


Rapid Response: Wait Until Dark

Movies are filled with heroics. Lucky losers manage to stop the bad guys, damsels in distress turn out to be badasses and the heroes of the world seem to have no limits. 634 more words

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TBT: Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley, 1992)

A remarkably astute stage-to-screen adaptation, David Mamet’s self-adapted collaboration with director James Foley is a quintessential ’90s gem if only because of its performance-driven charisma. Set in and around a real estate agency that specializes in resort properties, the agents themselves are pitted against one another for the sake of securing their jobs and very livelihood. 184 more words


Argo (2012) - Grog's Movie Review

Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe, Kyle Chandler… 727 more words

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Argo (2012)

Fascinating retelling of an event…but that’s not the whole story after all,  is it? I really enjoyed the Argo movie, and quite frankly enjoyed the follow up research it made me do. 1,372 more words

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

A very strange science fiction film and drama with some really sharp ideas. Tim Burton cuts you to the core with his Frankenstein’s Monster idea of Edward. 103 more words


Million Dollar Arm

This review first appeared in the Sunday Star-Times, June 2014

I realise I’m not exactly the target market for this Disney update on Jerry Maguire… 417 more words

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