Fantasia 2019: Vivarium

A couple finds themselves trapped in a suburban neighbourhood in Vivarium. Gemma (Imogen Poots) and Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) are a young couple looking to buy a home. They come across an odd realtor named Martin (Jonathan Aris), who convinces the couple to take a good at a house in a new housing development called Yonder, […]

Fantasia 2019: Little Monsters

A kindergarten class on a field trip has to survive a sudden zombie outbreak in Little Monsters. After being dumped by his girlfriend for not wanting kids, Dave (Alexander England) goes to live with his sister Tess (Kat Stewart) and five-year-old nephew Felix (Diesel La Torraca). After dropping Felix off at his kindergarten class, Dave […]

Review: Midsommar

In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, a young woman joins her boyfriend and three others on a trip to a Swedish commune in Midsommar. Traumatized by the recent murder-suicide of her parents and sister, Dani (Florence Pugh) is invited by her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) to join his friends Mark (Will Poulter), Josh (William […]

Review: Spider-Man: Far from Home

In the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker tries to focus on his school vacation in Spider-Man: Far from Home. Reeling from the recent death of his mentor Tony Stark, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is ready to take a break from being Spider-Man and focus on his upcoming class trip to Europe, where he hopes […]

Review: Yesterday

An aspiring musician wakes up into a world that has never heard of The Beatles in Yesterday. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer from the town of Clacton-on-Sea in the UK, who is ready to give up on his musical ambitions, despite the neverending support of his childhood friend and manager Ellie Appleton […]

Review: Toy Story 4

Woody and Buzz come back for one more adventure in Toy Story 4. With Andy having gone to college, Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and all the other toys have been left in the care of pre-schooler Bonnie. However, Woody no longer finds himself as the favourite toy, spending much of playtime in […]

Review: Watergate

The events leading up to the resignation of US President Richard Nixon is told in detail in Watergate. In 1972, five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex. This would soon erupt into a scandal, as a cover-up by the administration of Richard Nixon is exposed. Using transcripts of […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Pre-Screening Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the pre-screening shorts from the 2019 Toronto True Crime Film Festival. Watching Karla Homolka After spending over 12 years in prison for the murders committed with Paul Bernardo, Karla Homolka now lives in Quebec. However, a group of civilian activists have made it their duty to keep tabs on Homolka’s […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Law & Shorter: Short Film Unit

Her are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the short film showcase at the 2019 Toronto True Crime Film Festival. Adjournment We are placed inside a Belgium courtroom during a murder trial, where a witness testifies about discovering his entire family murdered. Adjournment is a film that provides both a peak […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Mope

Two aspiring porn actors try to make it in the adult industry in Mope. Steve Driver (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) and Tom Dong (Kelly Sry) are two “mopes,” a somewhat derogatory term aimed towards under-performing talent in the porn industry. Steve and Tom are reluctantly hired by Eric Long (Brian Huskey), a low-grade filmmaker specializing in filming […]