Official Competition is very obvious in the ways it satirizes the film industry and its pretentious egos. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not funny.
While I’m not head-over-heels for Slash/Back, Nyla Innuksuk’s lil’ sci-fi that could, I don’t want the filmmaker to be discouraged by my review. It’s best described as a Northern Canadian Attack The Block, which is an incredible compliment.
Actor Mark O’Brien, who you may recognize from his film roles in Ready or Not, End of Days, Inc. and Hammer, or his recurring role on TV’s Republic of Doyle, makes his feature-length debut as a writer and director with The Righteous. And coming from a performance background, it’s understandable that The Righteous is an “actor’s movie” in the sense that it relies heavily on its performances and character work.
The Good Neighbour reminds viewers that just because a movie is a guilty pleasure, that doesn’t always indicate that it’s a bad movie. Stephan Rick’s thriller is far from great but, as far as meeting expectations, I had a lot of fun with his movie.
Craig Roberts’ The Phantom of the Open, while slightly flawed, is a surefire crowd-pleaser with a clever sense of humour, wholesome wit, and an excellent headliner performance by Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies).
We’re halfway through the year, which means it’s time for Wylie Writes’ mid-year recap. Don’t forget to click the coloured titles to read a more detailed write-up about the film!
The Future of Film Showcase (or FOFS, for short) offers emerging filmmakers a platform to cut their teeth in storytelling and messaging all while experimenting with different styles. The shorts I caught at the FOFS featured an incredible amount of imagination and fearless ambition.
After a long hiatus from making feature films, writer/director Ti West (The Sacrament, In a Valley of Violence) returns with a supremely entertaining horror flick titled X.
I’m not sure if a spiritual force is leading me on a path to be the go-to guy to write about “naturist filmmaking” but, nevertheless, here I am reviewing another movie about naturism co-starring real-life nudists – Micky’s Summer Resort.
By: Jeffrey Ching Jurassic World Dominion really had the potential to be something special. As some people have pointed out, Jurassic World actually is a fitting title, since the series builds up to the eventual plot of humans being unable to contain dinosaurs and, therefore, humanity is forced to co-exist with dinosaurs. Jurassic World then becomes a literal title as opposed to just the name of the theme park.