A New Hope for the Navajo: Star Wars Strikes Back

Just this past June 4th, Chester Nez died. He was the last of the Navajo code talkers, one of twenty-nine heroes during WWII who developed a special code out of … Continue reading A New Hope for the Navajo: Star Wars Strikes Back

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Over and Over: Time-Traveling Classic Je t’aime, je t’aime

Claude Ridder wanted to end it all. Too bad he couldn’t get it right, a bullet fired into his chest merely landing him in hospital, one more botched suicide left to … Continue reading Over and Over: Time-Traveling Classic Je t’aime, je t’aime

Starship Troopers, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs

I’ve already written two pieces on TIFF’s Paul Verhoeven retrospective (“Agent Provocateur: The Films of Paul Verhoeven” and “Comedy of Eros: Verhoven’s Lurid Pair”). I never figured I was a … Continue reading Starship Troopers, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bugs

Review: 21 Jump Street and Lockout – Are Either Worth Watching?

Over the weekend, while I did battle with a sore throat that made me a super grumpy guy, the Queen and I managed to catch up on a few movies … Continue reading Review: 21 Jump Street and Lockout – Are Either Worth Watching?