Review – Portal

Don’t go into the darkness! One afternoon in Anytown, USA, a strange entity arrives on earth. A group of high school students stuck after school are the first ones to make contact with a metallic, telepathic wall of mystery and it doesn’t end well for anyone. After some time has passed, and science has caught …

Review: Oscars Animated Shorts Program

This year’s Academy Awards shorts programs have been released on limited platforms, and these categories reflect an accomplished set of work from a cross-section of styles, nationalities, and subject matters as diverse as the Academy itself as an organization increasingly aspires to be.  The animated short nominees tend to represent the most varied nominees per …

Review – The Dry

The soil in this gripping Australian crime drama might be dry and barren, but it proves to be very fertile ground for tension and mystery in ‘The Dry’. Aaron Falk (Eric Bana) is a federal agent plagued by an unresolved trauma from his past. When one of his oldest friends is the culprit of a …

Review – Chaos Walking

Director Doug Liman has the misfortune of being labeled the close-but-no-cigar guy in my head. He’s the kickstarter of franchises. The first instalment guy who then has to watch how others improve on the groundwork he’s done. The man who delivers serviceable entertainment that’s too fleeting to make a lasting impression. His new film ‘Chaos …

Review – Godzilla vs. Kong

I keep wondering what a lucrative business it must be to own a construction company in Warner Bros. cinematic Monsterverse. Construction or undertaking of course. City after city is leveled by giant mythical beings, stomping on everything and everyone. That’s a lot of bricks, mortar and funerals. But I digress. Godzilla is back and this …

SBIFF 2021 – ‘Backyard Village’

Let go of anger. After the mother that abandoned her and her sister some 30 years earlier returns, renowned Icelandic chef, Brynja (Laufey Elíasdóttir) takes a break from her life by checking into a quaint little village of tiny houses to get her head back on straight. It’s in this cozy little town that she …

Review – ‘WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn’

Who doesn’t want to become the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates by creating something that speaks to an entire generation? Although the idea of co-working space wasn’t anything new, WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann found a way to reinvent and sell it in a way millennials and investors would buy into his “We Revolution”. Entrepreneurship …

Disney+ Review – ‘Own the Room’

It’s exciting to see where the young people of the world will lead us, as it is with each new generation. With new minds come new ideas and innovations to keep the world in a constant state of progression. Shopify Studios partnered with National Geographic and Disney+ to produce and distribute a documentary about five …

Netflix Review – ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’

TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Janel Parrish as Margot Covey, Lana Condor as Lara Jean Covey, In TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE 3. Cr. Juhan Noh / Netflix © 2020 Generally speaking, the third movie in a trilogy tends to be the one that is lacking. However, I found this …

Review – ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Raya seeks the help of the legendary dragon, Sisu. Seeing what’s become of Kumandra, Sisu commits to helping Raya fulfill her mission in reuniting the lands. Featuring Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of Raya and Awkwafina as the voice of Sisu, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be in theaters …