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Category: Movie Reviews

‘Fighting With My Family’ Film Review

There is something inherently enjoyable about seeing the underdog rise to the top of whatever industry serves as the fixation of their fantasies. This is why, despite inconsistent quality, people love watching Rocky movies so much. There is also a sense of comfort in how predictable the story is; with writers and directors throwing in ...

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Film Review

And that's a wrap. After 9 years, 3 movies, 4 short films, and a subsequent TV show, How to Train Your Dragon finally finished its trilogy following Hiccup and Toothless in a beautiful and touching manner. However, this review will not discuss the tear inducing ending, for obvious reasons, as according to my boss, my ...

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Film Review

Reviews for Alita: Battle Angel appeared online around ten days ago and one comment stuck with me: “never bet against James Cameron.” The visionary filmmaker has made a career out of taking on overly ambitious projects, being laughed at when they all receive massive budgets and then sure enough, they manage to outperform all expectations. ...

‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Film Review | Sundance 2019

Back in 2014, screenwriter Dan Gilroy made a fantastic directorial debut with the supremely underrated and overlooked thriller, Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, in which he gave a tour-de-force performance. Following a lackluster follow-up in Roman J. Israel, ESQ, Gilroy has returned this year with a very unique feature. Possibly one of the first ever horror ...

‘Glass’ Film Review

Superhero films have been, and continue to, dominate Hollywood right now, but not when M. Night Shyamalan made his own take on the genre: Unbreakable. It was an interesting approach to the superhero genre, one that deconstructed the concept in a grounded dramatic narrative. Glass, the final installment of the trilogy that began with Unbreakable, ...

‘The Kid Who Would be King’ Film Review

The Kid Who Would Be King is a fun and exciting addition to the King Arthur Legend that has more going for it than the previews display. When I was first assigned to review this movie, I did what I always do when I consider watching a movie: I first watched the trailer for it.  ...

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Film Review

Ruther Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court on August 10, 1993. On The Basis of Sex allows us to dive into Ginsburg's life before her appointment as Associate Justice, showcasing how she came to be the popular icon and role model she is today. With 2018 marking the 25th anniversary of Ginsburg’s appointment, ...

‘Roma’ Film Review

I have a confession to make before getting into this review. I actually saw Roma a month or so ago at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which is a theater here in Toronto. Upon first viewing, I fell in love with this film immediately. The acting, the cinematography, the set design; it was all marvelous. Unfortunately, ...

‘Boy Erased’ Film Review

** Warning. This review contains spoilers AND discussion of potentially triggering topics ** Arriving to the screening of Boy Erased almost an hour earlier, I began people watching. Slowly as the start time neared, people of all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life came flooding into the small theatre, excited to see one of the ...

‘Welcome to Marwen’ Film Review

On April 8th, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was assaulted outside a bar by a group of five men after Hogancamp told them in a drunken state that he wore women’s shoes. He was left with severe brain damage which made him unable to recollect parts of his past. Afterwards he created a small-town fictional town outside ...

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Film Review

After success in his first solo outing for Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man has returned to theaters, but it’s not the same person under the mask. Before Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home are released worldwide, audiences can watch the adventures of Miles Morales, the newest hero to inhabit the role of Spider-Man on ...

‘Aquaman’ Film Review

At one point or another, there was a moment where you heard someone joke about DC Comics’ resident underwater hero, Aquaman. Upon debuting in the 1960’s, the character was the butt of endless jokes about his fish companions and judged for his apparent limited practicality of his marine powers. While DC has attempted in the ...

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