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J.D. Lafrance
Worked at Ridley College
Attended University of Western Ontario
Lives in Canada
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Le Divorce
For my money, Le Divorce (2003) is one of the better
Woody Allen films not made by Allen. It is in fact made by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory – the powerhouse filmmaking duo behind such hits like A Room with A View (1985), Howards End (1992), and The Rema...
For my money, Le Divorce (2003) is one of the better Woody Allen films not made by Allen. It is in fact made by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory – the powerhouse filmmaking duo behind such hits like A Room with A View (1985), Howards End (1992), and The Remains of the Day (1993).
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The Conversation
With the assassinations of
important political figures during the 1960s like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X
and John and Robert Kennedy, Americans had become very cynical about their
government in the 1970s. This distrust manifested itself in many forms with...
With the assassinations of important political figures during the 1960s like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and John and Robert Kennedy, Americans had become very cynical about their government in the 1970s. This distrust manifested itself in many forms with the Watergate scandal only reinforcing ...
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Man on Fire
When I first watched Tony Scott ’s Man on Fire (2004) shortly after it was released on home video, I
dismissed it as an empty exercise in trying to recreate the 1980s action movie
that the director himself helped popularize with the likes of Top Gun (1986) ...
When I first watched Tony Scott's Man on Fire (2004) shortly after it was released on home video, I dismissed it as an empty exercise in trying to recreate the 1980s action movie that the director himself helped popularize with the likes of Top Gun (1986) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987).
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For Your Eyes Only
Roger Moore is my least
favorite James Bond and I had the misfortune of growing up during his run in
the 1980s. I saw both Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985) in
theaters and caught up with Moonraker (1979) on home video. I found Moore’s Bond too s...
Roger Moore is my least favorite James Bond and I had the misfortune of growing up during his run in the 1980s. I saw both Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985) in theaters and caught up with Moonraker (1979) on home video. I found Moore's Bond too silly with too many jokes peppered ...
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Bob Roberts
When Tim Robbins ’
mockumentary Bob Roberts was released
in 1992 it was regarded as topical biting political satire, taking jabs at both
Democrats and Republicans as well as the media that covers them. The film’s
titular character was a hilariously creepy m...
When Tim Robbins' mockumentary Bob Roberts was released in 1992 it was regarded as topical biting political satire, taking jabs at both Democrats and Republicans as well as the media that covers them. The film's titular character was a hilariously creepy mash-up of Bob Dylan and Gordon Gekko, ...
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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs is not only one of
the most fascinating people of the 20 th and 21 st centuries but also one of the most influential. Co-founder of Apple Inc., his
technological innovations have affected the very fabric of society. Just think
about how omniprese...
Steve Jobs is not only one of the most fascinating people of the 20th and 21st centuries but also one of the most influential. Co-founder of Apple Inc., his technological innovations have affected the very fabric of society. Just think about how omnipresent iTunes, iPads, iPods and iPhones are ...
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Captain America: Civil War
It has been said that 2016
marks the deconstruction phase of the comic book superhero genre what with Deadpool turning it on its ear with a
healthy dose of postmodern irreverence. It also saw two movies that addressed
the very heroic nature of these larger ...
It has been said that 2016 marks the deconstruction phase of the comic book superhero genre what with Deadpool turning it on its ear with a healthy dose of postmodern irreverence. It also saw two movies that addressed the very heroic nature of these larger than life characters, first with Batman ...
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The Shadow
With the massive commercial
success of Tim Burton’s Batman (1989)
every studio in Hollywood wanted to replicate it and this kickstarted a feeding
frenzy for a pulp story/comic book property that would connect with the
mainstream movie-going public. The resu...
With the massive commercial success of Tim Burton's Batman (1989) every studio in Hollywood wanted to replicate it and this kickstarted a feeding frenzy for a pulp story/comic book property that would connect with the mainstream movie-going public. The result was a string of lavish adaptations ...
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Forty Guns
Hell and High Water (1954) was one of 20 th Century Fox’s earliest experiments
with CinemaScope, widescreen movies that was Hollywood’s attempt in the 1950s to
lure people away from their television sets and back into the theaters by
giving them something t...
Hell and High Water (1954) was one of 20th Century Fox's earliest experiments with CinemaScope, widescreen movies that was Hollywood's attempt in the 1950s to lure people away from their television sets and back into the theaters by giving them something they couldn't get staying home.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
For years, DC Comics has
struggled to successfully adapt its characters into movies. With the exception
of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, they have had a spotty track record with
ambitious, yet flawed efforts like V for
Vendetta (2006) and Watchmen (20...
For years, DC Comics has struggled to successfully adapt its characters into movies. With the exception of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, they have had a spotty track record with ambitious, yet flawed efforts like V for Vendetta (2006) and Watchmen (2009), and outright commercial and ...
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The Hunted
The Hunted (2003) is what happens when you take a generic action thriller and
put it in the hands of a master filmmaker like William Friedkin . While it
certainly doesn’t belong among the top tier of his films, the director takes a
standard cat and mouse ch...
The Hunted (2003) is what happens when you take a generic action thriller and put it in the hands of a master filmmaker like William Friedkin. While it certainly doesn't belong among the top tier of his films, the director takes a standard cat and mouse chase movie and strips it down to its most ...
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Wiseguy
Along
with Hill Street Blues and possibly Crime Story , Wiseguy was one of the earliest attempts at creating multi-episode
story arcs on American network television during the 1980s. Up until that
point, conventional wisdom was to have stand-alone episodes ...
Along with Hill Street Blues and possibly Crime Story, Wiseguy was one of the earliest attempts at creating multi-episode story arcs on American network television during the 1980s. Up until that point, conventional wisdom was to have stand-alone episodes – that way a show could easily be shown ...
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"The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity." - Harlan Ellison
Introduction
I'm currently working on a book about the films Michael Mann.
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    1992 - 1995
  • Brock University
    1997
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