Category Archives: Movies

The Reviewinator: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

It seems Hollywood (or maybe just Harrison Ford) is always pushing the envelope when it comes to long-awaited sequels. The original Blade Runner under-performed at the box office in 1982, but later achieved cult classic status, especially after the release of … Continue reading

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Horror Octoberfest – The Hand (1981)

The radical rascal Oliver Stone’s second directorial foray is this monotonous, psychogalvanic thriller. Given his political leanings, one can be forgiven for assuming this is a biopic on the Mano Blanca death squad in Guatemala. Firstly, the inciting incident in … Continue reading

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Mysterious Skin

Based on Scott Heim’s acclaimed novel of the same name, Greg Arraki’s 2004 film Mysterious Skin is a tough and disturbing watch, but also an incredible cinematic experience. It tells of two boys Neil (a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Brian (Brady Corbet) … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 288 – The Bucket List

It’s the penultimate episode of Shouts From the Back Row! And on this show, Gill, Robin, and TK are finally crossing off some items from their movie and TV bucket lists as they fill in the glaring omissions in their … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 287 – The Pantheon

Shouts From the Back Row only has a very limited number of episodes left, so Gill, Robin, and TK decided to go back to their Pantheon of Films to talk about some of their favourite movies of all time. They … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 286 – Summer 2017 Catch-up

The boys are back! After a long summer break, Gill, Robin, and TK return to Shouts From the Back Row with a big announcement: the podcast is coming to an end. August marks seven years since we started recording this … Continue reading

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Castor’s Underrated Gems: Dragnet (1987)

Before 21 and 22 Jump Street popularized the gimmick of updating dated, melodramatic television shows of yore into self-effacing, comedic ore, 1987 gave us a skewering of the 1950’s police procedural Dragnet. Since the template was relatively novel, I can … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Johnny Depp created one of the most iconic protagonists in cinema history with his off-the-wall portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in 2003 that earned him an Oscar nomination. Sadly, the sequels did little more than rehash the same old shtick … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 286 – Sir Roger Moore, Powers Boothe, and Michael Parks

The past few weeks have seen the passing of three very notable actors: Sir Roger Moore, Powers Boothe, and Michael Parks. Three iconic actors with three very different careers, these three gentlemen are paid tribute on this episode of Shouts … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Alien – Covenant (2017)

Am I the only one who’s noticed that Ridley Scott is going the George Lucas route with the Alien franchise? Not that that’s a bad thing, as he’s a far better filmmaker even on his worst day. But there has … Continue reading

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