My Five Cents: Trance

Five brief thoughts on a recent film. Brace yourselves. This is a full on shellacking. Although nowhere near as bad, this is the worst mainstream film I have seen since Law Abiding Citizen, which if you don’t know me personally, gives away far too much about my personal Room 101. I would advise anyone to avoid […]

My Five Cents: Alpha Papa

Five brief thoughts on a (relatively) recent film. Some delay in seeing this one due to delayed download release in North America. I waited for a screening but there’s no real surprise that this film doesn’t really have a Canadian audience. 1) Let’s start by saying this a really great comedy film. As we have come to expect […]

Million Dollar Baby / Rope Burns – Book Discussion

Let’s get this straight from the get go. This isn’t a review of the film Million Dollar Baby, which I haven’t at all seen and can’t comment on. This is a review of the book Rope Burns by Jerry Boyd, writing under the pen name F.X. Toole. Rope Burns is a collection of short fictional stories written about boxing, […]