The Guilty: Remake Delivers The Thrills

The Guilty remakes another foreign language film but this one is the best of the two TIFF premieres that largely depend on one person. The film is based on Den Skyldige. However, I cannot tell you whether this film works better or doesn’t because I didn’t see the original. I can tell you that The Guilty is effective as a thriller. This is a film that has Jake Gyllenhaal working overtime as a 911 dispatcher…

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The Day Sports Stood Still And The Covid-19 Impact

The Day Sports Stood Still flashes back to a Wednesday night last March when every sports season effectively ended or was delayed. There are numerous people interviewed throughout this film. Chris Paul might be the main focus but everyone here has their own story to tell. Chris Paul was on the floor when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Utah Jazz. This was the first NBA game to come to a premature end during…

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What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali follows the recent trend of resorting to all-archival materials in telling the story of The Greatest. What filmmaker Antoine Fuqua seeks to do is tell Muhammad Ali’s story through his own voice.  This is the way to go.  There’s no reason for a narrator here.  Ali lived through both ups and downs.  Many of us know his story but this documentary takes it to an entirely different level.  We get both…

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Equalizer 2: More Equalizing

It’s surprising that Equalizer 2 is the first sequel in which Denzel Washington revisits any of his previous roles.  The fact that this hasn’t happened already is astonishing in its own right. It bares noting that I went into the sequel’s screening without having watched the original 2014 film.  Let me tell you from the get go, I don’t recommend seeing sequels without their predecessor.  It won’t be the first time nor will it be…

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