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John Wick: Chapter 2

By: Nick Ferwerda When John Wick was first released in 2014, it blew everyone away and turned into an instant action hit.  Since sequels are often known for playing the same tune in a predictable key, you can understand my worrisome caution going into John Wick: Chapter 2.  I’m happy to report that it does not disappoint.

Movie Lists

The Worst Movies of 2016

This past year offered plenty of bad movies, but unfunny comedies, shabby horror movies, and excruciating documentaries truly challenged the critics at Wylie Writes.  Here are some of their “Worst Of” lists, and don’t forget to click highlighted titles for reviews.

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A Dog’s Purpose

By: Nick Ferwerda A Dogs Purpose tries to demonstrate how strong a bond between man and man’s friend can truly be.  It’s also about a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) finding what its life purpose is over the course of multiple lives and many different experiences.  It’s odd how five screenwriters (including W. Bruce Cameron – the author of the best-selling book this film is based on) have failed to authenticate characters or emotion – it’s all a…

Movie Lists

The Best Movies of 2016

All eyes may be on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, or any of the other Oscar darlings, but 2016 offered a lot of other great movies.  Below are Wylie Writes’ top picks;  don’t forget to click the highlighted titles to read each contributor’s review!

Festival Coverage

Toronto After Dark 2016: ‘The Master Cleanse’ and ‘The Rezort’

The Master Cleanse (DIR. Bobby Miller) The Master Cleanse is such a small film, it’s easy to see why it would slip under someone’s radar.  It’s 79 minutes long, contains a seemingly underdeveloped plot, and the film doesn’t seem to provide much in way of cultural presence.  This is why Bobby Miller’s movie was such a pleasant surprise – it was so endearing.

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Wylie Writes’ 2016 Mid-Year Report

We’re halfway through the year, which means it’s time for Wylie Writes’ recap of the best and the worst films of 2016.  Sometimes, these early gems fall through the cracks once Oscar season rolls around.  Let these choices remind you which films you should still check out, and which movies should stay unnoticed on your moviegoing radar.