Toronto 2019: White Lie

A university student gets caught in a White Lie about being diagnosed with cancer when her father outs her on social media. There’s nothing worse than turning to crowdfunding to raise money because of a disease that you’re not facing.  On the one hand, it’s utterly disgusting to take money under false pretenses.  However, this is exactly what university student Katie Arneson (Kacey Rohl) does in the film.  She would have gotten away with it,…

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The Art of Racing in the Rain is Heartbreaking

The Art of Racing in the Rain is going to be an emotional film for anybody who has ever had a dog as a member of their pack. I know it’s the biggest question on your mind and I’ll get to it in due time.  Before I do, I’ll add that there is a nice pile of laughs in here, too.  Some of these laughs come with what Enzo (Kevin Costner) says in the film. …

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Tribeca 2019: Come to Daddy

Led by a solid performance from Elijah Wood, Come to Daddy is a thriller from start to finish with a nice mix of comedy thrown into the mix. When we first meet Los Angeles DJ Norval Greenwood (Elijah Wood), he’s getting off the bus somewhere near the coast.  He’s visiting his father–a man who hasn’t seen in three decades–after getting a letter from him.  While the two appear to be hitting it off, things quickly…

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Fahrenheit 451: A Trump Era Adaptation

Fahrenheit 451 depicts a bleak future in which one can only hope will never come to fruition.  It also feels as if it’s very much made for 2017. This is only the second-ever feature-length adaptation of the classic novel written by Ray Bradbury.  In his novel, Bradbury presented a future where firemen start fires by burning books rather fighting fires.  Moreover, nobody seems to give a regard for either facts or history.  As for the…

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