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Category: Movie Reviews

‘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 ...

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ Film Review

“I’m not a man. But neither am I a wolf.” Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is one of those tales that the general public has heard of in one form or another. For many, Kipling’s stories have mainly been seen through Disney’s adaptations in 1967 and 2016. While both showcased the fun and adventurous tone ...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Film Review

It’s the movie we’ve all been waiting for. It’s the second installment of our journey with the Banks family and our beloved nanny, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt). Its Mary Poppins Returns!  Mary Poppins Returns is set in a 1930’s London and Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael (Ben Whishaw) are all grown up. With the Banks ...

‘Bumblebee’ Film Review

It was only a matter of time until Paramount’s cash-cow franchise got a standalone and it thankfully veers (for the most part) from the Michael Bay formula and shines above all the prior entries. A rocky start and some static characters build into a fun, light-hearted tale that will put a smile on any movie-goers ...

‘The Grinch’ Film Review

'Tis the season… the season for Christmas movies. Slowly but surely, more and more holiday themed films are being pumped out by studios and streaming networks alike (looking at you Netflix). In my previous review, I may have come off as someone who doesn’t particularly like Christmas or the holidays in general. That is certainly ...

‘Mary Queen of Scots’ Film Review

Third time’s the charm right? Mary Queen of Scots (2018) is a drama-filled feminist biopic of Mary Stuart’s life. Being preceded by films of the same name from 1971 and 2013, the bar was set high for all working on this project. Highlighting the film with two extremely talented actresses, Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth ...

‘Creed II’ Film Review

With his military crew cut, and Soviet jib, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) could be described as one of Rocky’s more outrageous villains. Humongous, steroid fuel-injected and oiled Siberian machine accentuated with a very “royal-esque” Soviet trophy wife (Brigette Nielsen). As a blast from the past, Creed II’s connection to Rocky IV was less about the ...

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Film Review

The second chapter in the new Wizarding World franchise takes an eerie yet puzzling turn for the worst as an unnecessary table-setter for future films. Character actions and the plot attempt to mimic the the deep and defined plot structure of past Harry Potter films, but it turns into head scratcher after head scratcher. For a ...

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