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The House of the Devil (2009)

I’d wanted to see this ever since I came across a copy of the DVD in the horror section of JB-HiFi. Had I not been broke as shit at the time, I’d have grabbed a copy then and there, but by the time I came back, it was gone and also, seemingly, out of print. 1,447 more words

Film

Frances Ha (2013)

Frances Ha

Dir. Noah Baumbach, 2013

For all the talk about those durn kids with their unemployment and their black friends, cinematic treatment of millennials has been surprisingly mature, with a light heart and a serious mind. 259 more words

Movie Reviews

Reemergence

Commitments can be tough – but I’m back at it with a new feature called Movie Review Mondays where I pick a different movie to review from my overflowing collection of never-before-seens. 637 more words

Wes Anderson

Weekend Net-Flick: Frances Ha

For those of you who are fans of Lena Dunham’s Girls, you may also enjoy Greta Gerwig’s Frances HaFrances is a story about a twenty-something year old girl struggling to express herself artistically and pay the rent, who is surrounded by an ensemble of idiosyncratic friends (including Adam Driver). 160 more words

Netflix

Damsels in Distress (2011)

I really wanted to like Damsels in Distress. Like Woody Allen, Whit Stillman usually makes films about people who would annoy me a lot in real life, i.e., privileged rich people. 308 more words

The House of the Devil 2009

An early work from writer/director Ty West, The House of the Devil is an accomplished tribute to early 80’s horror movies. The set-up is foreboding; Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) gets a babysitting job at a remote and scary looking house; she travels out with her pal Megan (Greta Gerwig), but finds no baby; instead Mrs and Mars Ulman (genre favourites Tom Noonan and Mary Wonorov) offer her four hundred dollars to stay in the house overnight. 89 more words

Amazon

shh, listen - Afterlife

Saturday night my friends got together for an impromptu pizza party. I was tired from the night before and chilled from a long, boot-soaking walk in High Park that afternoon. 116 more words

Music