movie review




Nocturnal Animals Will Keep You Talking Long After The Movie Has Ended

2016 saw plenty of great movies released, with a few more to come this month, and Nocturnal Animals will be appearing in many critics top 10 lists for the year. The film was one of the most buzzed about at TIFF 2016, and with it coming out this weekend to a wide release, people will finally be able to see why.

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Manchester By The Sea Is One Of The Year’s Best Films

If it feels like you’ve been hearing about Manchester By The Sea for a long time, well you have been. The film premiered in January of this year at the Sundance Festival, and has made headlines ever since. It’s played at several different film festivals around the world, including TIFF 2016, and word of mouth has done nothing but grown. The film finally gets its wide release this weekend in Canada, and if you haven’t seen it at one of the festivals, you probably should catch it now because it’s a film that is sure to be around come awards season.

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Bad Santa 2 Is A Raunchy, Alternative Christmas Sequel Nobody Asked For

The year of 2016 may just go down as the year of the sequel nobody asked for. From Neighbors 2, to Blair Witch, and a very forgettable sequel to Independence Day, there have been so many poor performing sequels that we’ve lost count. Bad Santa 2 may very well join the list, but unlike some of the movies on the above list it does have some good moments.

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Inferno Is Intense, But Lacks The Strong Plot Of The Da Vinci Code

After a seven year hiatus, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard have both returned to the Robert Langdon universe created by author Dan Brown. The big question burning in everyone’s mind isn’t if fans are ready for more puzzles and twists and turns to play out on the big screen, but rather is another sequel in this universe even wanted in the first place.

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The Infiltrator Is A Throw-Back To 70s Style Drug-Bust Movies

The Infiltrator may not be the kind of movie you need to rush out to the theater to watch, but it’s a good fit for a Sunday afternoon. It’s a slow paced film that adds just the right amount of tension, even if it’s not what really happened.

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Suicide Squad Is A Hot Mess

The latest in the long line of superhero movies doesn’t feature any superheroes in it. It actually features several super villains who find themselves in a high security prison after having been taken down by the superheroes. It’s an interesting concept, but it unfortunately just isn’t as good as it could have been.

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Woody Allen’s Café Society Is Witty, Fun and Romantic

Woody Allen’s latest film Café Society is a refreshingly original film during a season that is typically bombarded with blockbuster popcorn movies.

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Hardcore Henry Is An Adrenaline Fueled Action Film

When Hardcore Henry premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it quickly became one of the most popular films at the festival. Its popularity led to a bidding war between studios, and now it’s finally getting its wide release. The low budget action film is just unique and different enough that it might just be the sleeper hit of the summer.

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Born To Be Blue Is An Interesting Re-Imagining Of A True Story

Chet Baker was an American Jazz musician who was as famous for his drug habit as he was his music. Born To Be Blue is based on his life, but don’t go into it thinking it is a biography, because it’s not. It’s based on his life, but there is as much fiction to the movie as their is truth. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and now is finally getting its time at the theater.

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Brooklyn Is A Beautiful, Coming Of Age Love Story

From Atonement, to Hanna and Byzantium, Saoirse Ronan knows how to turn heads. This weekend the 21 year old is back on the big screen in Brooklyn, in a role that very well could earn her another Academy Award nomination.

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Miss You Already Plays With Your Emotions

There have been plenty of movies that have dealt with cancer or other life-ending diseases, and the effects it has on not only your life, but the lives of those around you. Miss You Already is the latest of the genre, and even though it is very well done, you can’t help feeling that is trying too hard to make you feel for the characters in the movie.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario Is A Dark Film That Will Make You Judge Your Morals

Denis Villeneuve has been making films since the late 1990’s, but he really only started hitting the mainstream with 2013’s Prisoners. That film made audiences wonder how far they would go to get their children back, and how they would handle the consequences of their actions. Sicario makes you consider your own moral values once again, but that’s as far as similarities go.

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Best Films About World War II

Since Inglourius Basterds came out in 2009 there have been numerous films about World War II. Maybe the world in looking for heroes. With the 70 year anniversary coming up in May, we take a look at our favorites.

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Foxcatcher Is A Creepy Psychological Drama

John du Pont was not only heir to the du Pont family fortune, but also a ornithologist, a philanthropist, a sports enthusiast and a wrestling coach. Even with all those titles though, he is perhaps most famously know for being a convicted murderer. In 1997 he was convicted of the 1996 murder of his friend, and Olympic Gold Medalist Dave Schultz. Foxcatcher tells the story of how Du Pont met Schultz and his brother, and the events that led to the murder.

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Keanu Reeves Is Still At The Top Of His Game In John Wick

Keanu Reeves returns to action movies in John Wick, a revenge fueled action movie that doesn’t slow down until the credits role.

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