The Guilty – Film Review | TIFF’21

Huis-clos thrillers aren’t the easiest to pull off. But when you want to make a movie during a pandemic, it might be your best bet of getting something made. Antoine Fuqua takes a stab at remaking the Danish movie ‘Den Skyldige’ and comes out mostly unscathed. Officer Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) has issues. Plenty of …

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 …

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 …

Netflix Review – ‘Moxie’

Moxie. Nico Hiraga as Seth, Amy Poehler as Lisa/Director/Producer, Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie. Cr Colleen Hayes/NETFLIX © 2020 It feels like ages ago that the #Metoo movement started to kick the shins of the patriarchy. Feminism has come a long way through the ages and has gathered strong supporters along the way. ‘Moxie’ …

Netflix Review – ‘Ginny & Georgia’

A dramedy TV show about beautiful rich Americans living in the picture-perfect Massachusetts town of Wellsbury, this show stars a financially challenged mother-daughter duo and an add-on son who is seemingly not a very important family member. Georgia (Brianne Howey – ‘Batwoman’) is a mother, and with legs for days, a banging body, and luscious …

Netflix Review – ‘Canine Intervention’

Jas Leverette in episode 1 “Lady Macbeth” of Canine Intervention: Season 1. c. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 This is a feel-good TV show that showcases “troubled” dogs with bad reputations or a tendency towards violence and master trainer Jas Leverette. Jas, the handsome and manly face of the show, is a dog whisperer. He …

Netflix Review – ‘The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman’

The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman is a French Harold & Kumar-like film that is unbearably loud and annoying. The unfunny comedy follows unlikeable characters Hedi (Hedi Bouchenafa) and Cokeman (Nassim Lyes), two low-life drug dealers with a friendship as dysfunctional as their own characters, who spend most of their time scamming snobby city kids …

Review – ‘Red Dot’

Alain Darborg’s Red Dot offers everything you would expect from a survival thriller but struggles to bring anything new to the table.  Netflix’s first-offering of an original Swedish-language feature brings us to the vast snowy landscapes of the Swedish countryside, accompanied by young, married couple Nadja (Nanna Blondell) and David (Anastasios Soulis). Their marriage is …

Review – ‘News of the World’

Tom Hanks as Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd in News of the World, co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass. In this day and age there’s an abundance of news available to pretty much anyone who’s interested. It’s almost hard to imagine a time when news didn’t travel that fast, literally. In the new Western from Paul …

Netflix Review – ‘Malcolm & Marie’

MALCOLM & MARIE (L-R): ZENDAYA as MARIE, JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON as MALCOLM. NETFLIX © 2021 Malcolm and Marie have a relationship that feels nothing short of toxic as evidenced by the first interactions we see of them in Sam Levinson’s new drama film Malcolm & Marie on Netflix. Levinson has not shied from taking his shot …