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    Look Back at the Best Films of 2012

    “Hey You Geeks!!” is all about the bread and butter of Geek Cinema; comic book films, science fiction, action, horror and fantasy. Because these genres overwhelmingly embody the money-earning side of film, they tend to exist on an uneven plain where weeding out the good from the bad is an often tedious task. Along this […] More

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    2012: A Year in Review (1-10)

    2012 will probably go down as one of the best years in cinema of this current decade.  This was the hardest year for me to make a top ten list because there were too many great films that came out, especially in the fall.  In fact every film on my top ten list was a […] More

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    Staff List: The 40 Best Films of 2012

    #30: Cloud Atlas Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Written by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski Cloud Atlas is essentially a patchwork of narratives thematically linked with minor coincidences and recurring symbolism. With six stories spanning several centuries, Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact […] More

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    The Best Movie Trailers of 2012

    An effective trailer can do wonders for a film. For every movie that is guaranteed to have an audience, there are many more that need to build their own buzz, and there’s no faster way to do that than with a good trailer. A well made trailer can turn a monster movie from a first-time […] More

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    Top Ten Film Scores of 2012

    I have to say that it’s been a particularly great year for film scores. Not only did we see the return of established staples such as John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Thomas Newman, but we were treated to some strong new talent like Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin and Heather McIntosh. I had a difficult time […] More

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    2012: The Best Movies of October

    Every thirty days, I like to post a list of my favorite films I’ve recently watched. Here are the best films I’ve seen throughout the month of October. This list is based on movies theatrically released here in Canada, and I do not include what I have seen at film festivals. **** 1: Holy Motors […] More

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    Almost Arthouse #3: ‘Cloud Atlas’ & ‘Speed Racer’

    In this episode of Almost Arthouse, host Ty Landis and regular co-host Tom Stoup discuss the rather divisive and ambitious Cloud Atlas from Andy and Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer, a film that premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Also on the docket this week, a look back at the 2008 film Speed Racer from […] More

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    ‘Cloud Atlas’ an ambitious endeavor containing too little emotional heft

    Cloud Atlas Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski Written by Tom Tykwer, Andy and Lana Wachowski Germany/USA/ Hong Kong/Singapore, 2012 Beyond its unparalleled ambition, Cloud Atlas is a film that carries too little emotional heft to truly resonate. In what will easily go down as the most divisive film-going experience of the year, and potentially live on […] More

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    ‘Cloud Atlas’ and ‘Bound’

    Already being hailed as one of the most ambitious movies to come down the proverbial pike in ages, The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer co-directed Cloud Atlas has arrived to fiercely divided reaction. Ricky, Julian and Simon tackle the three-hour epic with an appropriately thorough take (beware spoilers!); before that, Ricky and Simon take a look […] More

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