Movie Reviews Archive

2017

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Gilbert Seah

The 10 Best Films of 2017

2017 BEST 10 FILMS OF THE YEAR 2017 has been an excellent year for films.  There was little problem selecting the Best 10.  What was noticeable is the fact that these 10 film are so differe... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

The Christmas Movies Reviews

ALL the Christmas films reviewed below including the best ones recommended! BEST CHRISTMAS FILMS PLAYING: COCO THE SQUARE THE SHAPE OF WATER DOWNSIZING ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD   FILM R... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 15, 2017)

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens this week and the force will tke the box-office by storm. BEST FILMS PLAYING: COCO THE SQUARE THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER GOD’S OWN COUNTRY THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TFCA Awards 2017

The 2017 TFCA (Toronto Film Critics Association Awards) Every December, the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) like the critics in many large cities in North America sit down to award the best o... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 8, 2017)

Two EXCELLENT fims open this week.  See both:  THE SHAPE OF WATER and THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE BEST FILMS PLAYING: THE SHAPE OF WATER THE SQUARE THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER GOD’S OWN COU... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 1, 2017)

Nothing spectacular opening this week.  But still a solid list of good films still making the rounds. BEST FILMS PLAYING: COCO THE SQUARE THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER GOD’S OWN COUNTRY PARA... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 24, 2017)

Two worthy animated features open this week.  Disney Pixar’s COCO and Angelina Jolie’s executively produced THE BREADWINNER. BEST 5 FILMS PLAYING: COCO THE SQUARE THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 17, 2017)

Almost EVERYONE should be going to watch the $300 million JUSTICE LEAGUE this weekend.  But there are also other films that are much better and worth watching. BEST 5 FILMS PLAYING: THE SQUARE ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

21st Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival

21ST TORONTO REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 The (21st) ReelAsian International Film Festival runs from November the 9th to the 18th, 2017 in downtown Toronto and North York.  ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 10, 2017)

It is a week of serial killer films.  POOR AGNES and MY FRIEND DAHMER have serial killers as their main subjects and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS also have killers on board the train.  BEST... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - Andrei Tarkovsky

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky Andrei Arsenyevich Tarkovsky (4 April 1932 – 29 December 1986) was a Soviet filmmaker, writer, film editor, film theorist, theatre and opera... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 3, 2017)

Two excellent foreign films open at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week - THE SQUARE and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER.  THE SQUARE is my personal BEST film of the year while the other is my second b... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 27, 2017)

Big films opening include THANK OU FOR YOUR SERVICE but the prize film is a French documenatary by Agnes Varda entited VISAGES VILLAGES whihc comes with my highest recommendation.   FILM REVIEW... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 20, 2017)

Big films opening this week are ONLY THE BRAVE and THE SNOWMAN.  Docs HUMAN FLOW and TAKE EVERY WAVE also make their debut. FILM REVIEWS: HUMAN FLOW (Germany 2017) *** Directed by Ai WeiWei &n... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 13, 2017)

Opening this week are HAPPY DEATH DAY and the excellent BPM fresh out of TIFF. FILM REVIEWS: 78/52 (USA 2017) **** Directed by  Alexandre O. Philippe   There has been countless film hom... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Cinefranco 2017

CINEFRANCO 2017 (from October 6th) Now in its 20th year, Cinefranco is one of the longest running film festivals in Toronto.  One must give praise and credit to the ever cheerful and tirele... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 6, 2017)

BIG films opening this week are BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US and THE LITTLE PONY.  These 3 films will not be reviewed as yours truly was on holidays he past two weeks.  Other f... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 29, 2017)

For reviews of other films, please type the title of he film in the search button box on the left of the front page.   All reviews written by: Gilbert Seah   FILM REVIEWS:    ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 22, 2017)

Toronto International Film Festival is over.  Opening are KINGSMEN 2, STRONGER, VICTORIA AND ABDUL among others. This reviewer is curently in Iceland and then the U.K. for a short break. FILM R... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF 2017 Final Report Best of the Best

TIFF 2017 FINAL REPORT BEST OF THE BEST (Written by GILBERT SEAH) The last day, the 17th of September marks the end of another year of the Toronto International Film Festival.  Most noted diffe... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Toronto International Film Festival 2017 (Film Reviews)

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2017) (Film Reviews)  Written by Gilbert Seah Of the 77 festival films seen this year, I have selected my 10 best  - the best of the best. The... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 15, 2017)

Quiet week for new openings.  IT will be still #1 at the box-office.   FILM REVIEWS: HUNTING PIGNUT (Canada 2016) ** Directed by Martine Blue HUNTING PIGNUT can be considered a true f... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 8, 2017)

Only one new film opening this week.  IT, it is hoped will kick start the box-office currently in the doldrums. FILM REVIEW: IT (USA 2017) *** Directed by Andy Muschietti IT is the much ant... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 1, 2017)

Nothing spectacular in terms of film openings this week.   A case of calm before the storm - in which case is TIFF opening Sept 7th.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 25, 2017)

Nothing spectacular in terms of film openings this week.   A case of calm before the storm - in which case is TIFF opening Sept 7th.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: PATTI CAKE... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 18, 2017)

Slow week with no blockbuster openings.  But the few films that are opening are worth a look.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: GOOD TIME Best Action: VALERIAN and THE CITY OF ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 11, 2017)

THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE and ANNABELLE: CREATION are the two big films oening this week.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: WIND RIVER Best Action: VALERIAN and THE CITY OF A T... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 3, 2017)

Quite a number of variety of films opening this week.  Many to choose from including the recommended DETROIT by Kathryn Bigelow.   Best Bets of the Week: Best Film Opening: DETROIT Best ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - Ida Lupino

TIFF Cinematheque presents: INDEPENDENT WOMEN: Ida Lupino TIFF Cinematheque presents the first retrospective of films directed by or/an starring Ida Lupino.   Lupino was born in London... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

The Toronto International Film Festival 2017

THE 2017 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEPT 7 -17, 2017  (by Gilbert Seah) The 2017 version of TIFF will be held from the 7th to the 17th of September from Thursday to Sunday that will ... read more..

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