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My Internship in Canada (Canada, 2015)

Directed by: Philippe Falardeau. I know what I just said about Canadian movies in my review for Forsaken, but A) I’m not anti-Canadian movies, I just use an uncharitable hostility towards poor quality Canadian productions when it suits me, and B) this isn’t actually a Canadian film, it’s a… 269 more words

Congorama (2006)

While it’s heartening that independent/ foreign films are more highly regarded than in the past, it’s equally disappointing to see the unfair expectation placed upon them to be exceedingly poignant. 66 more words


The Bayonne Bleeder - Chuck (2016)

It’s been a while since the last good boxing movie.  So this is about an athlete that you don’t know that you know: Chuck Wepner.  He’s the inspiration behind the character of Rocky Balboa, and it is now his turn for his story to be told.   426 more words


The Bleeder (aka Chuck)

He went 15 rounds in the stunning 1975 heavyweight world championship against the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, and ultimately inspired the billion-dollar… 580 more words



The “real Rocky Balboa” comes to life through the career of Chuck Wepner in Philippe Falardeau’s latest movie, Chuck. Although the film carries cliché characteristics of a biographical drama centering on an upcoming talent seeking redemption and fame, the movie carries a rather light and humorous flow thanks to the narration of Wepner (Liev Schreiber) who doesn’t take himself too seriously. 370 more words