Baking All the Way fits in with the company of schmaltzy holiday flicks, but the cast’s genuine charm elevates this festive flick.
The winter holidays are fast approaching, and ’tis the season for an onslaught of Christmas movies. While most of these movies are usually found on cable or on subscribed streaming services, this will be the second year that Vortex Media screens a seasonal flick in select theatres before it heads to Super Channel.
By: Jolie Featherstone Winner of the 2022 TIFF People’s Choice Award and one of the most anticipated films of the year, The Fabelmans gives us a peek-behind-the-curtain…er, camera of one of the most beloved director’s of all time: Mr. Steven Spielberg.
Blue’s Big City Adventure, the first feature-length outing for the problem-solving pooch, is a comfortable ride for fans of Nickelodeon’s long-running interactive franchise Blue’s Clues. The movie fits the traditional narrative flow of the program while also exploring a personal scope without calling attention to its own cleverness.
By: Jeff Ching Knives Out was a surprise hit. But while it was a fun murder mystery, it wasn’t particularly memorable for me, nor was I clamouring for a sequel. When I read that Netflix had spent $450 million on two sequels, I could not justify why they would spend that much…though I also asked why they would spend $200 million on The Gray Man. After watching Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, I believe the…
By: Jolie Featherstone Maria Schrader’s She Said is an expertly crafted investigative-newsroom drama, a la Spotlight, that solidifies Schrader as a top filmmaking talent.
After HR specialist Grace (Andrea Bang of Luce and TV’s Kim’s Convenience) is passed over for a promotion, she resolves to embrace spontaneity and have a one-night stand. Little does she know that the handsome stranger she met in the bar (Joe Scarpellino) is really an NHL player from out of town navigating a professional setback of his own.
Spirited, an extravagant musical which I can only assume is Apple’s most expensive production to date, checks all the right boxes and then some.
By: Liam Parker Gripping, uncomfortable, and raw, Holy Spider is a captivating film that explores the moral pitfalls and conspiracies of the seedy underground of Iran.
By: Trevor Chartrand As far as unnecessary sequels are concerned, Fisherman’s Friends: One and All isn’t the worst thing ever made, but there’s not a whole lot of new material here, either. Fans will find this second film feels comfortably familiar, but lacking in some of the nuance and charm of its 2020 predecessor. But despite its shortcomings, this picture does deliver in the music department – with plenty of toe-tapping sea shanties to clap…