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    The Nostalgia Files: ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ (1990)

    Joe Versus the Volcano Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley USA, 1990 Once upon a time, Tom Hanks was a comedic actor. From the early 1980s until about the early 1990s, Hanks made a name for himself as a goofy, fun-loving everyman. This streak continued until about 1993 when he won his first Academy Award […] More

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    The Nostalgia Files: ‘Innerspace’ (1987)

    Innerspace Written by Chip Proser and Jeffrey Boam Directed by Joe Dante USA, 1987 Science fiction is a genre in which anything is possible. Films in particular take advantage of this opportunity to transport its audience to new worlds and new ideas. In 1987, director Joe Dante and executive producer Steven Spielberg took us on […] More

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    A Feast For The Eyes: Famous Film Eateries

    Locations in films are rarely the thing an average filmgoer remembers after watching a film; it’s always about the story, character and the lines they say that later form the proverbial ‘word of mouth.’ However, when you think of great confrontations, conversations and simple exchanges, they always take place in a nice public setting – […] More

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    It’s Hard to Love ‘Smashed’

    Smashed Written by James Ponsoldt and Susan Burke Directed by James Ponsoldt USA 2012 imdb Simon Howell’s TIFF review The reason to see Smashed is an amazing performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as an alcoholic 1st grade teacher, married to an equally alcoholic music critic. Winstead’s Kate is walking a tightrope made of broken bottles, teetering […] More