Review: BlacKkKlansman

A black police officer infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in BlacKkKlansman. In 1972 Colorado Springs, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first black man to become a police officer at the Colorado Springs Police Department. At first regulated to the records room, Ron eventually gets himself reassigned to the intelligence division. It is there that Ron spontaneously answers a […]

TIFF18: Doc Highlights

The TIFF Docs selection at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival was announced today, with the opening film being the World Premiere of Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9. The title of the film is both a play on Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and a reference to the November 9, 2016 election of Donald Trump. You can expect this film to […]

Review: Christopher Robin

The characters from the Hundred Acre Wood set out to assist their now grown up friend in Christopher Robin. As a child, Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) enjoyed many adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his friend Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Tigger (Cummings), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi), Owl (Toby Jones), Kanga […]

Blindspot 2018: Cult Films of the 1950s to 1970s: Vanishing Point

This month I watched the 1971 car chase movie Vanishing Point. Kowalski (Barry Newman) is a former race car driver, now working as a car delivery man, who is tasked with delivering a white 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 Magnum from Denver, Colorado to San Francisco. While scoring Benzedrine pills to stay awake for the trip, Kowalski makes a bet with […]

Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team faces their most impossible mission in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Following the capture of Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), a new shadowy organization known as The Apostles have formed out of the remains of The Syndicate. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team of Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) […]

Fantasia 2018: Select Short Films

Here are my thoughts on the few short films I saw at the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival. Fauve Two boys play a seemingly innocent power game, which quickly turns dire. Fauve is a relatively simple story of a game of one-upmanship, which gains some real life or death consequences when the boys encounter a sinkhole. […]

Fantasia 2018: Parallel

Four friends discover a portal leading to alternate realities in Parallel. Josh (Marc O’Brien), Lena (Georgia King), Devin (Aml Ameen) and Noel (Martin Wallström) are four members of an upstart tech development company, who are struggling to find investors for their proposals. Worried about their future, the four friends stumble upon a hidden attic in their rental home, […]

Fantasia 2018: Lôi Báo

A comic artist gains superhuman abilities after undergoing an experimental transplant procedure in Lôi Báo. Tam (Cuong Seven) is a young artist striving to make Vietnam’s first superhero comic. However, Tam is dismayed to discover that he has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer with only a few weeks left to live. However, it turns out […]

Fantasia 2018: Knuckleball

A 12 year old boy struggles to survive a trip to his grandfather’s farm in Knuckleball. Despite some apprehension from his mother Mary (Kathleen Munroe), 12 year old Henry (Luca Villacis) is dropped off at the farm of his grandfather Jacob (Michael Ironside), while Henry’s parents go to a funeral. Despite being relatively estranged from the family, Jacob quickly […]

Fantasia 2018: Hurt

A woman spends Halloween night with her PTSD-suffering husband in Hurt. It is Halloween night in the small town of New Caney, Texas and Rose (Emily Van Raay) is reunited with her husband Tommy (Andrew Creer), who has just returned from the war. After spending some time with Rose’s sister Lily (Stephanie Moran) and her husband Mark […]