movie review

Screenwriter Zack Stentz on Netflix’s Rim of the World

Netflix’s newest original film puts a fresh spin on a classic genre. Rim of the World, written by Zack Stentz, hit computer screens on May 24, delivering all the right nostalgic 80s sci-fi feels.Continue...

The Last Summer fails to accurately portray the teenage experience

Early in May, Netflix gave us The Last Summer, the platform’s newest star-studded teen rom-com. In the wake of last year’s successful Netflix originals, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth, this film had the chance to be the next iconic film for hopeless romantics. Instead, it missed the mark by miles.Continue...

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile falls short of the truth

Netflix’s newest thriller, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile , will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film explores the crimes of Ted Bundy, the notorious serial killer and necrophile.Continue...

The Old Man and the Gun: a perfect farewell to Robert Redford

A 70-year-old man robbing banks and escaping prison is an unusual swan song. Not for Robert Redford.Continue...

Beautiful Boy’s repetitive plot buoyed by heart-wrenching performances

I entered The Screening Room, this weekend ready to be blown away. After obsessively watching and re-watching Timothée Chalamet’s breakout film, Call Me By Your Name, and following his rise to fame, I had high hopes for the actor’s newest role as a crystal meth addict in Beautiful Boy .Continue...

A Star is Born romanticizes toxic relationships

Although Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born achieved widespread praise for its heart-wrenching story and talented cast, its reaction risks glossing over the conspicuous presence of toxic relationships.Continue...

Reviewing childhood Halloween movies as an adult

Thanks to terrifying costumes and an increased presence of spirits, Halloween is known as the scariest time of the year. However, there’s nothing spookier than realizing you’ve outgrown your favourite holiday.Continue...

Venom is not your typical Marvel movie

Critics and movie-goers alike have slammed the new Marvel antihero movie Venom since it came out last weekend. But the reasons critics found Venom to be disappointing are actually what makes the movie worthwhile.Continue...

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...

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