Benediction – Toronto 2021

Benediction is a portrait of World War I poet/anti-war activist, Siegfried Sassoon, who lived during an era when being gay was unacceptable. Terence Davies takes a look at Siegfried Sassoon’s life, both as a young man (Jack Lowden) and in his later years (Peter Capaldi). If you were worried that the film might make an attempt to straightwash his life, you have nothing to worry about. This is a complex role in any way you…

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The Suicide Squad Is DC’s Funniest Film Yet

Guardians of the Galaxy‘s James Gunn stops by the DC universe to helm The Suicide Squad and put his own hysterical spin on things. I should not have to warn you but I am: PLEASE STAY FOR THE END OF THE CREDITS. Belle Reve plays home to the highest mortality rate of any American prison. When it’s home to the worst Super-Villains on Earth, Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) can always come walking in to recruit…

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The Personal History of David Copperfield on Digital

The Personal History of David Copperfield is skipping physical media and is now available to watch through digital retailers. What follows is my review from last year’s world premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival: The Personal History of David Copperfield gives viewers the first adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel in almost 20 years. We first meet David Copperfield (Dev Patel) as an adult before taking a journey with him back to his…

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Toronto 2019: The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield gives viewers the first adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel in almost 20 years. We first meet David Copperfield (Dev Patel) as an adult before taking a journey with him back to his childhood.  Sometime after being born in the Rookery to Clara (Morfydd Clark), the young Copperfield finds himself living in the least traditional of places, an upside down boat on the beach.  It’s here where he lives…

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Christopher Robin Finally Grows Up

In Disney’s Christopher Robin, the titular character is finally allowed to grow up.  But will he remember how to have fun? It’s post-war London and adult Christopher Robin now works as an efficiency manager for Winslow Luggage.  While his wife, Evelyn (Haley Atwell), and daughter, Madeline (Bronte Carmichael), embark on a holiday to Sussex, Christopher stays home to finish a work project.  His jerk of a boss, Giles Winslow (Mark Gatiss), orders him to work…

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Paddington 2 is A Must-Own Film

With the life lessons it offers, Paddington 2 is a film that should probably belong in every movie collection. With Paddington’s Aunt Lucy marking her 100th birthday, he wants to get her the best present possible.  This comes in the form of a pop-up book discovered in Mr. Gruber’s shop.  In order to afford it, Paddington takes on a series of jobs to get the money…or at least tries to, anyway.  It’s only when Phoenix…

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Jodie Whittaker named the 13th Time Lord on Doctor Who, Sexist Fans Outraged

Actress Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the 13th Time Lord on Doctor Who and the internet has exploded in a sexist outrage from male fans saying they’ll quit the series. The announcement was made today on exclusively on BBC One and social media following the completition of the Men’s Wimbledon Finals. “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet,” Whittaker said in a statement.  “It’s…

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