A ring that meant a whole lot more than jewelry

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SPOILER ALERT: This article discusses specific plot points and characters from The Wire. Skip this if you don’t want any spoilers.

Last year, I watched The Wire for the first time. Like all good shows, they always manage to taste sweeter on a second viewing. …


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These past couple of weeks I’ve been busy watching movies from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. While I’ve still yet to get the opportunity to experience TIFF in a theatre, I settled for an at-home streaming experience.

I watched some interesting films to say the least, so let’s talk…


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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…


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Pixar’s newest entry Luca comes at a time when we could all use it. …


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…


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…


“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…


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…


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…


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…

Colin Jay

🇨🇦 My thoughts on movies, TV, and anything my brain is dying to spit out. Letterboxd: colinjaay

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