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Okja

By: Jessica Goddard Bong Joon-ho’s Okja is not only packed with insight, imagination, and action, but mesmerizing visual effects.  While this movie bounces around tonally, it’s consistently engaging and gripping.  There are moments of camp and farce and exaggeration (cough cough – Jake Gyllenhaal – cough) but they are fun and mostly harmless.  The premise is well-conceived, and the frequent use of subtitles under Korean dialogue is never fatiguing.

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Demolition

Still hot off the success of his previous two accolade-winning films (Dallas Buyers Club [2013] and Wild [2014]), Jean-Marc Vallée explores similar themes in a less formulaic way with his latest dramedy Demolition.

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Accidental Love

By: Addison Wylie David O. Russell hit the nail on the head by distancing himself from the farcical fumble Accidental Love. To say the film has had a tumultuous past would be putting it lightly – just as saying the movie is merely bad would be doing it a favour.  Production on the film (formally named Nailed) began in 2008, and suffered from financial woes and reshoots.  James Caan reportedly walked off the set over…

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Nightcrawler

By: Addison Wylie The nightlife throbs in Nightcrawler.  When the streets are sparse and the air is humid, there’s an electricity in the air.  Lou Bloom is a lonely guy who lives off of it. We don’t know much about Jake Gyllenhaal’s lonely Lou.  By the end credits, we still don’t know a heck of a lot about him – it’s exactly the point. The film’s title very much fits Bloom’s personality as someone who…