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Category: Movie Reviews

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

There is a sequence in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood that speaks volume to the massive reach Fred Rogers had on this world. Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) and Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks) take the subway to Rogers’ apartment in New York City. As the train ride begins, Rogers and Vogel are fairly silent. Then, ...

‘Good Boys’ Film Review

If Superbad is the gold standard for raunchy high school comedies, then Good Boys, in my humble opinion, is the first “coming of age” comedy since the 2007 hit to come close to that level of humor.  Although the film follows the escapades of three middle schoolers, all of the typical high school comedy tropes ...

‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ Film Review

Based off of the novel by Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain follows to Swift family through the eyes of their witty and wise golden retriever, Enzo. While this narration style has been done before with films such as A Dogs Purpose, I believe The Art of Racing in The Rain sets ...

‘Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood’ Film Review

Quentin Tarantino’s relationship with the extreme has been apparent throughout all of his past eight films. Whether it’s an adrenaline shot straight to the heart of a heroin addict, the smacks of a baseball bat as it meets Nazi skull, or a shoot out in a Southern mansion that’s eventually blown to bits by dynamite, ...

‘The Art of Self-Defense’ Film Review

The Art of Self-Defense follows Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) on his journey of self-discovery fuelled by an unfortunate near death experience after being mugged one night coming back from buying dog food at the store. Casey, already a timid and introverted character, retreats further into his shell after this incident, becoming terrified of the world ...

‘The Lion King (2019)’ Film Review

The Lion King falls into Disney’s recent endeavors to remake their most popular animated films for a live-action setting. Many of these are remakes hail from Disney’s animated Renaissance from the 90s. These films include: Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mulan (2020), and The Little Mermaid (TBA). Following the success of Jungle Book (2016), Jon ...

‘Trespassers’ Film Review

The horror genre is in a pretty interest space right now. The industry has seen trailblazing efforts like Jordan Peele’s Us and Ari Aster’s Midsommar push the boundaries of what a horror film can look like. At the same time, audiences have also seen critical duds like The Curse of La Llorona and Escape Room ...

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Film Review

Avengers: Endgame was the finale to the MCU’s first decade of storytelling — completing the various plot threads that began with Iron Man in 2008. As the next film on the MCU release schedule, Spider-Man: Far From Home had to serve as the epilogue to Endgame and end a five film arc centered on the ...

‘Toy Story 4’ Film Review

Like the other three Toy Story movies, Toy Story 4 revolves around the themes of purpose and belonging.  As major drivers for the whole franchise, these themes poetically go hand in hand with the notions of growing up and moving on.  What better way to exemplify these very pertinent feelings than with the personification of ...

‘Yesterday’ Film Review

Recently, I was fortunate enough to watch a screening of Danny Boyle’s new movie, Yesterday.  Because it was a free fan screening - and not a press screening - the theater was packed, which allowed me to experience a miniature version of the sense of madness that surrounded the Beatles at the height of their ...

‘Dark Phoenix’ Film Review

Why? This word perfectly encapsulates my frustration with the existence of this film. Why also happens to be the mantra which I constantly repeated out loud in the near empty theatre forming questions such as: Why was this movie made? Who thought this would be a good idea? Why did Sophie Turner enroll in the Bella Swan school of ...

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Film Review

Can humanity co-exist with the natural world that surrounds it? And if not, what are the resulting consequences? Those are the central questions behind this year’s monster battle royal, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It is an interesting -- and increasingly relevant -- message to place at the heart of this franchise, one that goes ...

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