movie review

A Star is Born is a musical masterpiece

With the massive successes of Hamilton and La La Land , the past few years ushered in a new era of widely-beloved musicals. A Star is Born , starring Lady Gaga and first-time director Bradley Cooper, triumphantly added to this trend last week.Continue...

The Kissing Booth normalizes potentially abusive behaviour

The Kissing Booth , a popular Netflix original movie released in May, disguises itself as a run-of-the-mill, teen romcom—while carelessly normalizing early warning signs of an abusive relationship.Continue...

As a former high school loser, Sierra Burgess is a Loser gives me hope

In a pivotal scene from Netflix’s newest teen romcom, Sierra Burgess is a Loser , the titular character stands in front of her parents, sobbing.Continue...

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before excels through unique characters

An otherwise standard Netflix rom-com has made waves on social media in recent weeks, and it’s largely a credit to its actors’ character development and relatability.Continue...

What’s so special about Netflix’s Set It Up?

Within the past decade, it seemed audiences and moviemakers alike had agreed on a simple fact: the romantic-comedy genre is dead . Yet Netflix has still found a hit in its summer breakout rom-com, Set It Up .Continue...

Indian Horse provides new narrative for Canada Day

The current political and social climate in Canada has been dominated by increasing efforts to reconcile with the tragic history suffered by Indigenous peoples—a history which was portrayed with effectiveness and intensity in Canadian director Stephen Campanelli’s newest film, Indian Horse. Continue...

I can't believe you haven't seen that: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

What do you consider a classic film? Is it in black and white? Has it won multiple prestigious awards? Does it often feel like a chore to select it when browsing through Netflix?Continue...

Reviewing the nominees: Arrival, Manchester by the Sea and Lion

For week two of my Oscar nomination tour, I watched three very different films: Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, and Lion. Let’s dive in.Continue...

The Room: the worst movie of all time

When you attend a live screening of The Room, you embark on a communal journey through the wholly unapologetic and self-indulgent brainchild of Tommy Wiseau.Continue...

Gone Girl: From page to screen

Full disclosure: I loved Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl , a psychological thriller about a marriage gone wrong.

After reading it, I commented that it was one of the best...Continue...

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