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Movie Review: The Judge – Worst. Iron Man. Ever.

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a typical big city lawyer (at least by Hollywood standards), defending dubious clients with dubious tactics. In court one day he gets a phone…

Trent Film Society Presents: Repulsion

Repulsion explores many chilling themes, such as claustrophobia and mental illness.  Polanski’s early work had a particular fascination with these themes, which also appear in Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and The…

Trent Film Society presents: Martyrs

This week, Trent Film Society is screening Pascal Laugier’s New French Extremist film Martyrs, as part of our focus on horror cinema for the month of October. We loosely paired…

Trent Film Society Presents: I Saw the Devil

Few films in the past decade successfully balance brutal violence with calm, aesthetically pleasing scenes quite like Kim Jee-Woon’s 2010 masterpiece I Saw the Devil. Starting as a familiar revenge…

Movie Review: The Equalizer

In an early scene in The Equalizer, Denzel Washington’s character Robert McCall explains to a teenage prostitute (played by the always great Chloe Grace-Moretz) the plot of Don Quixote. It’s…

Trent Film Society Presents: Enemy

What’s better than a film starring Jake Gyllenhaal? A film starring Jake Gyllenhaal… twice! And what better place to screen the film than at Market Hall (140 Charlotte Street), on…

Let’s Hear it for Family Dysfunction!

Weddings and funerals. They’re the cornerstones of any movie with a family ensemble. A perfect excuse to bring a group of jaded, dysfunctional people into close quarters with each other…

No Good Deed: Sometimes the trailer is enough

Deducing the moral of a movie is a tricky thing. So often our own expectations and experiences project up onto the screen, clouding the author’s intent. Many times, ambiguity itself…

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