Toronto 2019: Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari is an exhilarating crowd-pleaser that should keep audiences on their seat in Ford’s quest to build a winning race car. Race car driver-turned-car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and British-born racer Ken Miles (Christian Bale) are racing legends.  We owe a great respect to their efforts in racing because without them, who knows what type of advances Ford would make.  Shelby had quit racing sometime prior due to health issues.  However, their…

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Sundance 2019: Honey Boy

Premiering at Sundance, Honey Boy is an extremely personal film for actor-screenwriter Shia LaBeouf in telling a fictionalized version of his life story. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges portray Otis Lort a decade apart at 12 and 22 years old, respectively.  This leads to back and forth storytelling that takes place in 1995 and 2005.  When we first meet Otis, he’s doing stunt work on a film that is likely a stand-in for the first Transformers film. …

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A Quiet Place is quiet but scary

Don’t let the title fool you because A Quiet Place is a scary movie that is sure to induce flinching. Through Marco Beltrami’s score, the film is able to counteract the silence that comes from the cast.  It’s because of the silence that the score is very much a character in its own right.  While filmmakers were careful to stay silent during filmming so as to pick up the background noise, it’s the music that helps…

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