A Week In Film #161: Chilly beans

Scanners
David Cronenberg, ESP warriors, corporate spies, double- and triple-cross, private sector venality… A classic and still very much watchable.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Silly fratpack sports comedy which knows it is silly and not really about sport. Never a contender for a right-on award, but warmer than most of its ilk.

Smart People
Slight, indie-ish comedy-drama about an unlikeable college prof (Dennis Quaid) and his family. Sort of alright, but feels too much like the production team were consciously tweaking the As Good As It Gets and Little Miss Sunshine dials.

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