PAW Patrol: The Movie

After some minor big screen stints and continuing with its long-running success on television, PAW Patrol makes a flawless leap to feature-length with PAW Patrol: The Movie – essentially cobbling together four missions into an entertaining movie for families.


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…

Festival Coverage

TIFF Kids ’16: Oddball

In the small town of Australia’s Warrnambool, there’s been a steady drop-off of fairy penguins.  The stubby animals think they’re safe at a sanctuary on Middle Island, but end up being dinner for foxes.  Not only is this bad for the animals, but this has also put a damper on the sanctuary’s future; causing its relevance to dwindle.


White God

By: Addison Wylie Once finishing White God, one feels the need to exclaim in delight over the film’s overwhelming strengths.  That, or look up other opinions.  I did both. Reviews have been circulating ever since the film’s win at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (White God won the Un Certain Regard Prize), but I didn’t dare look too far into other write-ups.  However, the film’s press notes state something very interesting: “Kornel Mundruczó’s newest film…