Film Reviews

REVIEW: Why Him? (2017)

Picture the scene – you’ve met the love of your life, he’s sweet, charming, and does well for himself, and believe it or not, you two are a perfect match! But there’s a catch – you don’t know if Daddy’s going to like him. Oh…

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REVIEW: The Shallows (2016)

When I first heard about a potential true spirit-sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1975 mystery masterpiece ‘Jaws’, it was hard not be intrigued. Shark-fair has been so incredulously overdone in the past decade from ‘Jurassic Shark’ to ‘Snow Shark’ to ‘Ghost Shark’ to ‘Sharknado’ and everything…

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REVIEW: The Mighty Ducks (1992)

‘The Mighty Ducks’ is perhaps the greatest sports movie of all time. There, I said it. It’s funnier than most contemporaries, in a cheery way; it’s honest; it’s about a sport no American really liked until the 1980s; and it’s a true underdog tale. Most importantly, it…

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REVIEW: Green Room (2016)

Written by Patrick Alexander and Noah Jackson Somewhere between psychotic and iconic; somewhere between “I want it” and “I’ve got it”; somewhere between being sober and being lifted; somewhere between indie-punk-rock tour and withdrawn neo-Nazi grunge cults; that’s where you’ll find ‘Green Room’, red laces and all. The…

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REVIEW: Demolition (2016)

There’s an old theory that man is built to experience one great tragedy in its lifetime. Be it the death of a loved one or friend, the loss of limbs or bodily function, or perhaps a catastrophic accident of some kind, man cannot avoid a…

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REVIEW: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Back in 2012, a truly legendary film burst onto the scene called ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’. The film, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, was darkly vicious and a genuinely cheeky parody of the life of the great American president Abraham Lincoln. It was based on the…

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REVIEW: Zoolander 2 (2016)

Going into a comedy sequel, there’s always a certain passive diffidence knowing that chances are it might be terrible. Following in the footsteps of its recent part-two-predecessors ‘Anchorman 2’, ‘Dumb & Dumber 2’, and ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’, ‘Zoolander 2’ was sadly no exception. To say…

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REVIEW: Zoolander (2001)

Two decades ago there was a sort of renegade comedy renaissance brought upon by the infamous “Frat Pack”, a group of seven or so comedians who took the world by storm with their prime-time sophomoric pictures that cultivated, captivated, and perpetuated audiences everywhere. Mainly non-Saturday…

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REVIEW: While We’re Young (2015)

A topic that is rarely broached in considering the idea of film is that of fear. Not in the sense of the horror/suspense genre, but the fear of whether a film will be good or not? Will it succeed or will it suck? Sometimes fear…

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REVIEW: Hyena Road (2015)

Many nights are spent flipping through the queue or the new additions on Netflix, or even marginally-legal streaming sites, looking for fresh flicks that tickle the proverbial fancy. There’s a feeling of uncertainty not knowing what to pick, constantly scrolling over past adventures into different…

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REVIEW: Sisters (2015)

Come back in time with me for a moment, to a time when today’s comedy stars were yet to be discovered, hiding away on Saturday Night Live in the early 2000s. A time before Jimmy Fallon became the King of Late Night; A time when…

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REVIEW: The Big Short (2016)

A little known fact about me is that my day job is in the financial sector; I am a registered, licensed investment advisor with a serious addiction to cinema. One of the more fun aspects of my job is interacting with clients, especially when we…

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REVIEW: The Hateful Eight (2016)

As I’ve noted in this space before, there is one word in film that can get me to a theatre faster than a stagecoach bounding over a blizzard-laden mountain pass: Tarantino. Needless to say, when Tarantino delivered his eighth original feature film, aptly titled ‘The…