Netflix Review – ‘The Prom’

THE PROM (L to R) NICO GREETHAM as NICK, LOGAN RILEY HASSEL as KAYLEE, ARIANA DEBOSE as ALYSSA GREENE, ANDREW RANNELLS as TRENT OLIVER, JO ELLEN PELLMAN as EMMA, SOFIA DELER as SHELBY, NATHANIEL POTVIN as KEVIN, TRACEY ULLMAN as VERA, JAMES CORDEN as BARRY GLICKMAN in THE PROM. Cr. MELINDA SUE GORDON/NETFLIX © 2020 …

Review – ‘Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer’ Season 1

You know what they are? Fucking Cock Destroyers, babes. If you don’t know who they are, you must have been living under a rock for the last two years or be too straight for your own good. Rebecca More & Sophie Anderson are here to despunk the world, and together with MEN.com, the internet’s most …

Review – ‘Happiest Season’

John (Daniel Levy) and Abby (Kristen Stewart), shown. (Photo by: Jojo Whilden/Hulu) Holiday season is coming in fast, and with families stuck inside their own little bubble, what better time to watch a new breed of Christmas flick? Yes, ‘Happiest Season’ borrows some familiar genre tropes, and glams it up with a pinch of glitter …

Review – ‘The Craft: Legacy’

As with every reboot, sequel, remake, retelling of a cult classic story, ‘The Craft: Legacy’ bumped into a whole lot of protest when Amazon Prime released the first trailer of the SEQUEL to 1996’s ‘The Craft’. Just like its predecessor, a trio of witches are hoping to find their fourth member to complete their little …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Underplayed’

Music documentaries usually focus on one artist’s career or get made posthumously, putting a spotlight on their fandom and personal struggles, because that’s what attracts the majority of viewers who want to see some inside scoops, they could otherwise just google. Stacey Lee’s first feature Underplayed is not that kind of film. Instead she celebrates …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Good Joe Bell’

Good Joe Bell deals with the subject of bullying and homophobia. The based on a true story father-son drama has some problems depicting the psychological trauma of getting bullied for being yourself and not having the support system necessary to get through the constant fear and intimidation. The reason for that is just like the …

Review – ‘The New Mutants’

The final chapter in Fox’s X-Men Cinematic Universe has finally arrived. ‘The New Mutants’ was originally slated for a mid-2018 release, but was then pushed back to 2019 for re-shoots that in the end never happened. After Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios) was finalized, the film got pushed back another …

NZIFF Review – ‘Rūrangi’

New Zealand’s powerful new film offers genuine representation of Aotearoa’s transgender community in both performative and production roles. Rūrangi explores issues that directly affect the trans community, including important conversations about mental health, familial tensions, and the impact we have on the environment. Burnt out trans activist Caz Davis returns to Rūrangi, the rural dairy …

Netflix Review – ‘The Old Guard’

THE OLD GUARD (2020) – clockwise from top: Matthias Schoenaerts (“Booker”), Charlize Theron (“Andy”), Luca Marinelli (“Nicky”). Photo Credit: AIMEE SPINKS/NETFLIX ©2020 Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond The Lights), The Old Guard is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than …

Netflix Review – ‘The Half of It’

The Half Of It – Leah Lewis, Collin Chou – Photo Credit: Netflix / KC Bailey Shy, straight-A student Ellie (Leah Lewis – Nancy Drew) is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul (Daniel Diemer – Sacred Lies), who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when …