“We’re all told at some point in our life that we can no longer play the children’s game, we just don’t know when that’s going to be. Some of us are told at 18, some of us are told at 40, but we’re all told.”

Source: Columbia Pictures

SPOILER ALERT: I discuss mostly themes and elements of the film but some plot points and characters are mentioned so if you do intend to watch this I’d recommend doing so before reading my thoughts.

If any of you know me, you know how much I love baseball. And if you didn’t know that, are…

Source: eOne, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Alliance Films

I had planned for a while to post this on Canada Day in celebration of Canadian cinema, but given the ongoing events surrounding Canada’s injustice against indigenous communities, I felt a lack of patriotism. Celebrating anything Canadian right now feels sickening and embarrassing.

Film has always been to me what is for many — a form of escapism or a temporary distraction. It’s an important time for reflection and growth for many Canadians — myself included.

When researching Denis Villeneuve’s films, he was often recognized for the level of respect he had towards a community involved in his films. For…

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Pixar’s newest entry Luca comes at a time when we could all use it. With the pandemic starting to look like it’s slowly turning around here, some of us are undoubtedly dreaming up our sense of adventure again and director Enrico Casarosa is here to take you for a ride on his Vespa.

The world of Luca is beautiful including its very Italian town of Porto Rosso. It’s quaint and colourful atmosphere transports us to into its melting pot of an environment.

However, to me, Luca feels more like the type of made-from-a-factory Pixar films than some of its more…

Source: Blumhouse Productions

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen Whiplash, but intend on watching it, I advise you to skip this article until seeing it as I will be analyzing certain scenes and plot details.

I’ve been trying to quantify the feeling that Whiplash gives me compared to other movies I love. It’s that kind of feeling that when the credits start to roll, you feel like a different person for some reason. It lingers in your brain for days and when you rewatch it, you seem to notice new things each time.

All of these feelings apply, but reaffirming my love of…

It’s that time again. Part 3 of my Pixar reviews is here! This week I talk about Up, The Incredibles, and Brave. I have previously talked about other movies in Pixar’s filmography in Part 1 and Part 2, so if you’d like to catch up you can do so there. Now let’s JUMP on in.

Source: Samuel Goldwyn Films

I’m still very new to foreign films. Since coming to my senses and being more open-minded towards them, I haven’t been disappointed. Last year I was blown away by Parasite. This year, it’s Another Round.

Co-Written and Directed by Thomas Vinterberg and starring Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round tells the story of four teachers — each struggling in their own way, who conduct a social experiment by maintaining a 0.05 blood-alcohol concentration to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

The premise alone is enough to intrigue almost anyone, but it’s how much this film has to say and…

With the Academy Awards set to air tonight, I figured this was the perfect time to wrap up my reviews from the Best Picture nominees this year. If you’d like to hear my thoughts on Minari, Promising Young Woman, and the odds-on favourite Nomadland you can do so here, as well as my review of Sound of Metal here. That leaves us with other nominees Judas and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Father, and since I’d like to save Mank for a future idea and talk about Best International Feature Film favourite Another Round on…

Part 2: Soul (2020), Ratatouille (2007), and The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Part 2 is here! This week I will be touching on three more Pixar movies I’ve watched. As I stated in Part one — where I reviewed Incredibles 2, Onward, and Coco, I will be going through Pixar’s entire filmography, and after doing so, I will be ranking them all. With that being said, let’s HOP into this week’s movies (I’m sorry it’s just such a good intro).

This week I watched a trio of movies all nominated for this year’s Best Picture at the Academy Awards. I plan on getting through the others before the trophy is handed out April 25th so stay tuned for more. For now let’s get into this week’s three.

Nomadland — Directed by: Chloe Zhao

How is it different and is it THAT good?

Source: vulture.com

I’d just like to start by saying that I am incredibly happy that Zack Snyder got the support to actually have his full vision of Justice League released. I’ve never really seen many films that have multiple cuts and didn’t think that this would turn out to be as different as it was. With that said, the Snyder Cut is by far the more coherent and entertaining film, but it’s still full of both many pros and cons. …

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