TIFF 2018: White Boy Rick

Taking place during Detroit in the 1980s, White Boy Rick tells the story it wants but only to an extent. The biggest thing that I felt could have been explored better were the unjust treatments towards Rick Wershe, Jr. (Richie Merritt).  This is someone who became the youngest person to ever serve as an FBI informant.  The fact that the FBI turned their backs on a deal is wildly upsetting.  It isn’t unfair to say…

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Annihilation: A Trippy Ride

Despite the amazing visuals, Annihilation might be a trippy ride but it’s a ride that needs to be experienced for oneself. Given that he was the mind behind Ex Machina, it’s no surprise that Alex Garland was chosen to adapt Annihilation for the big screen.  Despite the fascinating sci-fi ideas behind the first novel in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, the film is not without some controversy. Lena (Natalie Portman) left the Army in order…

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Good Time: Robert Pattinson makes you forget Twilight

In watching Good Time, you forget that actor Robert Pattinson was ever involved with the Twilight franchise with what is the best performance of his career. Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie from a screenplay written by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein, the crime thriller stars Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Benny Safdie, Barkhad Abdi, Taliah Webster, Peter Verby, and Buddy Duress. Good Time takes us to the streets of New York and follows the…

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