Movie Reviews Archive

2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 70 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Gilbert Seah

Best 10 Films of 2016

THE BEST 10 FILMS OF 2016 The time has come round again to put together the list of the year’s best films.  2016 has been an exceptionally good year for films, especially in the Foreign language... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Film Reviews for the Week of Dec 21st, 23rd and 25th Dec 2016

Here are the reviews of the Christmas films with the recommendations of the 6 best of the season listed below the reviews.   FILM REVIEWS:     ASSASSIN’S CREED (USA 2016) * Direct... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 16, 2016)

Big Films opening are ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY and COLLATERAL BEAUTY.  The Creepy THE EYES OF MY MOTHER which is  really scary is worth a look too . FILM REVIEWS:   COLLATERAL B... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2016

TORONTO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS This is what being an honoured member of the Toronto Film Critics Association is all about.  All the members sit down one Sunday afternoon to vote and d read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 9, 2016)

FILM REVIEWS: JACKIE (USA/Chile/France 2016) *** Directed by Pablo Larrain   Chilean director Pablo Larrain has made a name for himself with critical hit films like NO and TONY MANERO. But he... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 2, 2016)

  Not many films opening this week.  The calm before the storm before all the festive films begin.     FILM REVIEWS: ANTIBIRTH (USA/Canada 2016) ***1/2 Directed by Danny Pere read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 25, 2016)

American Thanksgiving sees a lot of big new releases this week.  Unfortunately, this reviewer had to miss most of them like BAD SANTA 2 and MOANA due to screening time conflicts. FILM REVIEWS: ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Special Film Review: The Birth of a Nation

THE BIRTH OF A NATION (USA 2016) *** Directed by Nate Parker Writer/director Nate Parker debut drama uses the same title of one of the most instrumental films in early cinema history.  D.W. G read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 17, 2016)

 The biggie FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM opens this week and is expected to break box-office records. FILM REVIEWS: THE BIRDWATCHER (Canada 2015) *** Directed by  Siobhan Dev read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Freedom First – Hungary 1956 Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Freedom First – Hungary 1956 Film Festival During November 17 – 20, 2016, Hungary cinematically celebrates 60 years of freedom and honours its Canadian connection at the Freedom First – Hungary 1 read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 11, 2016)

Added new category to the BEST BETS of the week - Best African American film.  A lot of good ones out there right now - BIRTH OF A NATION, MOONLIGHT and now LOVING. To find reviews of any film, ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

The European Union Film Festival 2016 from Nov 10

European Union Film Festival ventures into new programming territory with exhibitions, short films and a round table discussion The 2016 edition of the festival will take place November 10 t read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 4, 2016)

Blockbusters opening are DOCTOR STRANGE, TROLLS and HACKSAW RIDGE.  The RUSH documentary also begins it week-long limited run. FILM REVIEWS: DOCTOR STRANGE (USA 2016) *** Directed by Scott D read more..

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Gilbert Seah

The Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival (Spain 2016)

THE EVOLUTION! MALLORCA FILM FESTIVAL 2016  The fifth annual Evolution! Mallorca Int'l Film Festival will be held from November 3 - 12  It is one of the fastest growing film festivals in read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 28, 2016)

INFERNO opens this week, another weak adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller.  The black indie MOONLIGHT, the talk of the town finally makes its debut.  Cinefranco- a feast of French cinem read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Cinefranco 2016 - A Celebration of French Cinema

CINEFRANCO 2016 - A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH FILMS Cinefranco (the 19th edition) continues this year in October after a slight setback from lack of sponsorship.  “Better late than never” as the a read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 21, 2016)

Films opening thsi week are the new Jack Reacher film, JACK REACHER NEVER GO BACK and AMERICAN PASTORAL.   FILM REVIEWS: AMERICAN PASTORAL (USA 2016) *** Directed by Ewan McGregor As Sey read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Movie Giveaway - RAMPAGE President Down

Afro Toronto has 5 mvoie giveaways for the latest and last Uwe Boll's action packed film entilted RAMPAGE PRESIDENT DOWN. The first 5 readers to email: This email address is being protected from spa... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 14, 2016)

Two high profile Hollywood films opening this week are THE ACCOUNTANT and THE KEVIN HART concert movie.   The interesting doc ART BASTARD and excellent animated French feature LONG WAY NORTH de read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 7, 2016)

Films opening include THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, MIDDLE SCHOOL and documenatries GUN RUNNERS and OFF THE RAILS, both with African content. FILM REVIEWS: DENIAL (UK/USA 2016) *** Directed by Mick Jacks read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 30, 2016)

Two high profile Hollywood films opening this week are DEEPWATER HORIZON and MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN.   The interesting doc OFF THE RAILS about a NYC Transit impersonator an read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 23, 2016)

Films opening include THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, QUEEN OF KATWE and the Korean hit AGE OF SHADOWS.   FILM REVIEWS: THE AGE OF SHADOWS (South Korea 2016) ***1/2 Directed by Kim Jee Woon read more..

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Gilbert Seah

The Best Films at TIFF 2016

THE BEST FILMS OF TIFF 2016 The results are in: In general this year had a better than average crop of films at both Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival.  The majority of films read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 8, 2016)

S SULLY and THE WILD LIFE open this week. FILM REVIEWS: SULLY (USA 2016) ** Directed by Clint Eastwood Director Clint Eastwood follows his high successful AMERICAN SNIPER, a story of an unli... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 2, 2016)

  Ths is the very slow time for movie openings, with the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner.  Only two films opening ths week - THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS and MORGAN read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Mar 26, 2016)

This week sees the release of my personal favorite - IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE, a Norwegian action thriller with a dose of dark humour.  VOLCANO and DON'T BREATHE also open.   FILM REVIE read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Toronto International Film Festival 2016 (Film Reviews)

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) runs from Sept 8th - 18th.  The King Street stretch between John and University will be closed once again for the festivities.  Lots of stars, ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 19, 2016)

This week sees the release of three highly recommended films.  They are WAR DOGS, LA TETE HAUTE and HELL OR HIGH WATER.  All 3 should not be missed. FILM REVIEWS: EDGE OF WINTER (BACKC read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 12, 2016)

Two polar opposite animated films open this week -  Family Disney fare PETE'S DRAGON and the lewd adult SAUSAGE PARTY.  Two similar war films based on true events OPERATION CHROMITE and AN read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 4, 2016)

Films openig include the excellent INDIGNATION that comes with my highest recommendation.  Also opening are SUICIDE SQUAD and LITTLE MEN. FILM REVIEWS: This review contains a spoiler.  read more..

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