Toronto 2019: Harriet

Harriet shines a light on the Underground Railroad by depicting Harriet Tubman’s actions in helping free slaves and taking them to freedom. Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) is a true American hero.  Through her actions, this inspiring woman was able to bring so many slaves to freedom.  The film, written by Gregory Allen Howard and Kasi Lemmons, mostly focuses on the Underground Railroad after escaping slavery.  Yes, there are other aspects that they could focus on. …

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Uglydolls: Catchy Music Can’t Save It

Uglydolls tries so hard to be so many things but not even catchy music is able to save the animated film by the end of the film. In Uglyville, you have a city that preaches being the best that one can be.  Even though they aren’t perfect, everyone appears to be having fun.  Okay, so today’s not the day but maybe it’ll come tomorrow?!?  Even when it doesn’t happen, three-toothed Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) still brings…

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Welcome to Marwen: The Downsizing of 2018

Robert Zemeckis and Steve Carell team up in Welcome to Marwen but this story is better told as a documentary rather than narrative feature. The town of Marwen is a fictional Belgian town that Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) creates while recovering from the brutal attack.  An artist in real life, Hogancamp loses many of his memories following the attack.  Basically, an American fighter pilot, Captain Hogie (Carell), crashes during World War 2, gets attacked by Nazis,…

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