Review: A Quiet Place

A family tries to take shelter from sound sensitive creatures in A Quiet Place. The world has been ravaged by creatures, who hunt by sound. Lee Abbott (John Krasinski) and his wife Evelyn (Emily Blunt) struggle to survive in silence with their children Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe), and Beau (Cade Woodward). However, a combination of […]

Review: Blockers

Three parents try to disrupt their daughters’ pact to lose their virginity on prom night in Blockers. Lisa (Leslie Mann), Mitchell (John Cena), and Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) are three friends, whose daughters Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan), and Sam (Gideon Adlon) are heading off to their senior prom. However, Julie leaves her laptop open […]

Review: Ready Player One

A group of friends try to save a virtual world from an evil corporation in Ready Player One. In the year 2045, most of the world’s cities have degraded into slums and the population find escape in a virtual world known as the OASIS, created by James Halliday (Mark Rylance) and Ogden Morrow (Simon Pegg). On his […]

Review: Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson returns with the stop motion Japanese adventure Isle of Dogs. 20 years in the future, all the dogs of Japan are afflicted by a virus and Mayor Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura) of Megasaki City decrees that all dogs be deported to nearby trash island. One day, the five alpha dogs of Chief (Bryan Cranston), Rex […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Select Short Films

Here are my thoughts on a selection of shorts playing at this year’s Canadian Film Fest. Prom Night As their daughters head off to prom, three father’s begin to worry when they find a pregnancy test in the trash. Prom Night is a comedic look at every father’s nightmare, that being discovering the possible promiscuity of […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Luba

A single mother tries to turn her life around, while dealing with her addict ex-husband in Luba. Luba (Nicole Maroon) is a single mother struggling to make ends meet, while raising her six year old son Matty (Porter Schaefer). At the same time, Luba has to deal with her ex-husband Donnie (Vladimir Jon Cubrt), who […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: The Go-Getters

Two lowlifes try to scam their way into $98 for bus money in The Go-Getters. Owen (Aaron Abrams) is a deadbeat drunk, who is bunking in the boiler room of the bar owned by his brother Kevin (Kristian Bruun). Owen crosses paths with junkie hooker Lacie (Tommie-Amber Pirie) and despite the fact that they can’t […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: The Cannon

An aging porn star hopes to to break into a legit acting career for his teenage daughter in The Cannon. Colton “The Cannon” Clemens (Bob Frazer) is a man from a revered acting pedigree, who settled for a career in adult entertainment after his actress mother was afflicted with ALS. When he learns that he […]

Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising

The war between the Kaiju and Jaegers resumes in Pacific Rim: Uprising. A decade has passed since the end of the war and Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) lives in the shadow of his war hero father and has fallen into a life of crime. After being apprehended along with teenage genius Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny) following a […]

Canadian Film Fest 2018: Room for Rent

A broke ex-lottery winner finds his life being ruined by a roomer in his parents’ house in Room for Rent. Just as he was finishing high school, Mitch Baldwin (Mark Little) won $3.5 million in the lottery. However, Mitch ends up squandering the money on bad investments and is now a broke 32 year old still […]