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Movie Reviews Archive

2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 66 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 28, 2018)

Only one new movie opening Friday 28th.   LIFECHANGER (Canada 2018) *** Directed by Justin McConnell The only film opening on the 28th of December makes one wonder the reason.  For one... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Gilbert's Top 10 films of 2018

BEST 10 FILMS of 2018 by Gilbert Seah   Of the 400 or so films I have watched in 2018, these are the 10 best of the year.  The list has been made from films that have been released commerc... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Review of the Christmas Movies

HAPPY CHRISTMAS all!  10 or so film all opening this week and Christams Day.   BEST FILMS PLAYING:   Best Action: Mortal Engines   Best Documentary: They Shall not Grow Old ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 14, 2018)

There is a record number of films opening this weekend in preparation for Christmas - varying from animation to drama to foreign. BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documentary: Thy Shall Not ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 7, 2018)

BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documentary: The Great Buster: A Celebration   Best Foreign:  Burning Roma Border   Best Comedy: Christmas Chronicles   Best Dra... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 30, 2018)

The BEST film opening this week is a Netflix original movie.  ROMA recalls the memories of Mexican director Alphonso Cuaron (GRAVITY) of the women looking after him when he was a kid. BEST FILMS... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 23, 2018)

Lots of new openings to mark Thanksgiving long weekend in the U.S.  RAPLH BREAKS THE INTERNET should make it #1 at the box-office. BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Animation: Ralph Breaks the Internet... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 9, 2018)

A few solid films opening this week.  THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS and GREEN ROOM are both on my top 10 of the year list. BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documentary: Bad Reputation read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Reel Asian 2018 Film Festival Toronto

The (22nd) ReelAsian International Film Festival is currently running in downtown Toronto and North York.  Capsule reviews of selected films (most if the main features) follows below this articl... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 2, 2018)

The excellent South Korean film BURNING, a hit at this year’s Cannes opens this week at the Bell Lightbox.  BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, the bio of Freddie Mercury makes its debut with a colourful performa... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - Ingmar Bergman

TIFF Cinematheque Present - The films of INGMAR BERGMAN   A must for all those serious about cinema, Ingmar Bergman films demonstrate the art of cinema and the influence of a director’s life a... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 26, 2018)

Opening this week is JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? among others. BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documentary: Bad Reputation and  Free Solo   Best Fore... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 17, 2018)

THE HAPPY PRINCE, WHAT THEY HAD and HALLOWEEN are 3 films opening that are worth a look. BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documentary: Bad Reputation and  Free Solo   Best For... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 12, 2018)

Big films opening this week include FIRST MAN (on the moon), GOOSEBUMPS and BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE.  Two awesome documentaries FREE SOLO and STUDIO 65 are worth a look BEST FILMS PLAYING: &... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 5, 2018)

Two big films openign are VENOM and A STAR IS BORN.   The Bradley Cooper remake of A STAR is BORN opens but if you want a real authentic rise of a singer/songwriter to fame - opt for BAD REPUTA... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Cinefranco 2018

CINEFRANCO 2018 (from October 2018)   Now in its 21st year, Cinefranco is one of the longest running film festivals in Toronto.   One must give praise and credit to the ever cheerful and t... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 28, 2018)

A few solid films make their debut this week.  There is a doc on Joan Jett, BAD REPUTATION, a doc on the adverse human impact on the planet ANTHROPOCENE and another MY GENERATION narrated by Mich... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 21, 2018)

Fall comes and with it fewer blockbuster movies.  More serious fare.  THE SISTERS BROTHERS are two films opening this week worth a visit. BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documenta... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF 2018 Final Report Best of the Best

TIFF 2018 FINAL REPORT BEST OF THE BEST   The last day, the 16th of September marks the end of another year of the Toronto International Film Festival. Of the 80 festival films seen this ye... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 14, 2018)

The Toronto International Film Festival opens the week. BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documentary: Nico, 1988   Best Foreign:  Angels Wear White (China/France) 1945   ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 7, 2018)

The Toronto International Film Festival opens the week. BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Documentary: Nico, 1988   Best Foreign:  Angels Wear White (China/France) 1945   ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 31, 2018)

SEARCHING is another film featuring western Asians as subjects that opens this week.  CRAZY RICH ASIANS  and SEARCHING should be raking in the money at the top 10 of the box-office.   ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Toronto International Film Festival 2018 Capsule Reviews

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018 Capsule Reviews The Toronto International Film Festival 2018 version runs from Thursday 6th September for 11 days till the 16th with the whole list ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 24, 2018)

1945 is the best film openig this week.  The HAPPYTIME MURDERS puppet live action is nasty funny and also makes its debut.     BEST FILMS PLAYING:   Best Re-Release: Belle de read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 17, 2018)

CRAZY RICH ASIANS opening this week is receiving rave reviews.  The film will be reviewed on the week of the 27th as yours truly could not make the promo screening.  Nothing else spectacular... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 10, 2018)

Two new films opening this week come with high recommendations:  The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman.       BEST FILMS PLAYING:   Best Re-Rel... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 3, 2018)

Three very different documentaries open this week, one a very camp treatment of Scotty Bowers in SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD and two more serious ones on a film music composer (RYUICHI ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

Toronto International Film Festival 2018 FILMS

TIFF unveiled the first round of titles premiering in the Gala and Special Presentation programmes of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival . Of the 17 Galas and 30 Special Presentations, th... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 27, 2018)

The latest Mission Impossible makes its debut.  But the best film opening is one that I most highly recommend: ANGELS IN WHITE.  A film that demadns to be seen - relevant in these current ti... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 20, 2018)

Besides blockbusters MAMMA MIA 2 and EQUALIZER 2, other films like DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET TOO FAR and UNDER THE TREE deserve a look.   BEST FILMS PLAYING:     Best Animation: T... read more..

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