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Movie Reviews Archive

2012

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 73 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 17, 2012)

THE EXPENDABLES 2 and SPARKLE are two big films opening this week.  But foreign flicks   like PAINTED SKIN are also worth a look! The Summer in France series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox continues for... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 10, 2012)

More than 8 films open this week including THE BOURNE LEGACY and HOPE SPRINGS. The Summer in France series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox continues for those close to Toronto.   2 DAYS IN NEW YOUR (Fr... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 3, 2012)

More than 8 films open this week including TOTAL RECALL the remake. The Summer in France series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox continues for those close to Toronto. 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK  (France 2012) **... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 20, 2012)

The biggest film of the year THE DARK KNIGHT RISES opens this week everywhere.  Smaller films opening are TRISHNA, MOVING DAY and FIRST POSITION. The Summer in France series at the TIFF Bell Lightb... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Film Review: The Dark Knight Rises

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (USA 2012) *** Directed by Christopher Nolan THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, this year’s most anticipated film is no doubt spectacular but whether it satisfies, is largely personal. ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

TIFF BELL Lightbox - Summer in France

TIFF Bell Lightbox – Summer in France TIFF’s 2012 edition of SUMMER IN FRANCE returns with an excellent assortment of French fare from directors like Jean Renoir, novelle vague Jean-Luc Godard an read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 13, 2012)

Openings this week are ICE AGE: CONITNETAL DRIFT and smaller films like BOY, COLLABORATOR and BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. The Summer in France series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, for those close to ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 6, 2012)

Openings this week are Woody Allen’s TO ROME WITH LOVE and Oliver Stone’s SAVAGES.  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN opened earlier this week. SAVAGES (USA 2012) **** Directed by Oliver Stone If there is... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Film Review: The Aamzing Spider-Man

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN begins its run at midnight Monday and is definitely going to be a sure-fire hit! THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (USA 2012) ***** Top 10 Directed by Marc Webb After the mediocre 3... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (June 29, 2012)

Openings this week include Steven Soderbergh’s ultra serious MAGIC MIKE and Todd Solondz’s DARK HORSE which in itself is a dark horse of all the movies opening. The Italian Contemporary Film Festiv... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Italian Contemporary Film Festival - Toronto

Toronto’s inaugural Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) has unveiled an exciting lineup of films representing the best in new Italian films. The first year of its kind! The festival, which read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jun 22, 2012)

Openings this are Pixar’s excellent BRAVE and ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER. Toronto’s TIFF Lightbox screens a series called Elegant Pairing featuring films from Merchant-Ivory beginning on the 1... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jun 15, 2012)

Openings this are Adam Sandler’s THAT’S MY BOY and ROCK OF AGES.  3 new docs also make their debut. Toronto’s LUMINATO festival features THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI.  Two series The new Lebanese Ci... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jun 8, 2012)

The much anticipated prequel to ALIEN, PROMETHEUS makes its debut this week. Also opening is David Croneberg’s much talked about COSMOPOLIS that had its premiere at Cannes last month. BEYOND THE B... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jun 1, 2012)

Openings this week include the anticipated SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, this year’s Cannes opening film, Wes Andersons’s MOONRISE KINGDOM and France’s box-office champion of all time THE INTOUCHABLES.... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (May 25, 2012)

Openings this week include the anticipated sequel MEN IN BLACK III and the horror flick CHERNOBLYL DIARIES.   CHERNOBYL DIARIES (USA 2012) *** Directed by Bradley Parker CHERNOBYL DIARIES play... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (May 18, 2012)

Big film opening this week is BATTELSHIP competing with THE AVENGERS for the box-office top spot. The Inside Out LGBT Film Festival begins its run in Toronto. BATTLESHIP  (USA 2012) *** Directed read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Inside Out 2012 (with Capsule Reviews)

      INSIDE OUT takes a new venue this year at the fabulous TIFF Bell Lightbox -in contrast to the first INSIDE OUT in which the audience sat on folded chairs. This year’s festival features mor read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (May 11, 2012)

Films opening include DARK SHADOWS and docs CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT and BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*. The Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival continues its run in Toronto as well. BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*  (Swe/De... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (May 4, 2012)

Biggest film opening is MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS.  Others include DETACHMENT and THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. The Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival continues its run in Toronto as well. THE BEST EXOT... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (April 27, 2012)

Big films opening include THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT, PIRATES MISFITS and SAFE. The Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival makes its run in Toronto as well. DARLING COMPANION (USA 2012) *** Directed by Law... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Hot Docs 2012 (Capsule Reviews)

Toronto hot Docs, one of the largest documentary film festivals in North America makes its run at the renovated Bloor Cinema from April 26th to May the 6th.  The documentary subjects range from anyt read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Apr 20, 2012)

Two documentaries, CHIMPANZEE and IN THE ARCTIC (not reviewed due to screening clash) about nature open this week commemorating Earth Day. CHIMPANZEE (USA 2012) *** Directed by Alastair Fothergill ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Apr 13, 2012)

THE THREE STOOGES and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS open this week. Two films by famous Canadian directors HARD CORE LOGO 2 and KEYHOLE also make their debut this week. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (USA 2011) ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Apr 6, 2012)

Youth movies take the spotlight at this week’s openings.  The controversial rating BULLY scored a NR rating in the U.S. and a PG rating in Canada. AMERICAN RE sees the sex oriented boys 13 years late... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Film: Paul Simon Under African Skies

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that the 2011-12 season of the monthly screening series Doc Soup will close with UNDER AFRICAN SKIES (D: Joe Berlinger, USA, 102 minutes). (Capsule review at end o read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week''s Film Reviews (Mar 30, 2012)

Big films opening this week are MIRROR, MIRROR and WRATH OF THE TITANS. The French film festival, Cinefranco continues in Toronto.  The John Greyson retrospective starts at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

15th Cinefranco - Toronto (with film reviews)

Cinefranco returns for its 15th year taking place at the prestigious TIFF Bell Lightbox.  Once again, Marcelle Lean and her crew programme the best of what is French commercial cinema.  Viewing thes read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Mar 23, 2012)

The big one opening this week is THE HUNGER GAMES, the most anticipated film so far this year. Also going on is Cinefranco, in its 15th year – a celebration of francophone film. FOOTNOTE (Israel 2... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Mar 16, 2012)

Opening this week are 21 JUMP STREET, KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND, BEING FLYNN and the Ferrell comedy CASA DE MI PADRE. BEING ELMO: A PUYPPETEERS’S JOURNEY (USA 2011) *** Directed by Constance Marks ... read more..

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