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Movie Reviews Archive

2019

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 61 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 13, 2019)

Clint Eastwood’s new movie RICHARD Jewell opens this week.  Watch for Kathy Bates as Richard’s mother. . FILM REVIEWS: THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN (Canada/Norway 2019) *** Di... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Dec 5, 2019)

Quiet week - before the storm of Christmas movies descend upon us. ANTIGONE and IN FABRIC open this week . FILM REVIEWS: ANTIGONE (Canada 2019) ***1/2 Directed by Sophie Deraspe Two French la... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 29, 2019)

If you liked VISAGES, VILLAGES by Agnes Varda in 2017, VARDA PAR AGNES, the director's swan song makes its debut this week.  The hilarious KNIVES OUT alos opens.   FILM REVIEWS: KNIVES OU... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 22, 2019)

Heavyweight FROZEN 2 opens this week.  Two dramas WAVES and THE REPORT make their debut if drama is your cup of tea.  And two films starring busy Adam Driver open this week. Two festivals ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Blood in the Snow (BITS) Film Festival Toronto 2019

BITS 2019 BITS stands for Blood in the Snow.  Blood in the Snow is a relatively new local Toronto film festival that combines blood in a white or wintry setting. For 6 days at the Royal Cinema ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Cinefranco 2019

Cinefranco 2019 Cinefranco 2019 runs from November 22 to the 30th 2019.  Programmed and run by the tireless and ever-cheerful Marcelle Lean (who I am proud to say is a good acquaintance of mine... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 15, 2019)

Slow week with FORD V FERRARI being the only big one opening.  FILM REVIEWS: ASSHOLES: A THEORY (Canada 2019) *** Directed by John Walker Some grapple with the challenge of treating other h... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - The Films of Nagisa Oshima

TIFF Cinematheque Presents - The films of Nagisa Oshima This rare retrospective of Japanese New Wave director runs from November 14th to December 5th at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. the series is ent... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 8, 2019)

One film that demands to be seen opens this week - the 3 1/2 hour long Martin Scorcese’s THE IRISHMAN with De Niro and Pacino starring. FILM REVIEWS: DOCTOR SLEEP (USA 2019) *** Directed by Mike Fla... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Reel Asian Film Festival 2019

The Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival 2019 The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include fi... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 1, 2019)

It looks like the time of the year when the best films are being released.  Even the action flick opening this week - TERMINATOR DARK FATE is top notch.  MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN and SYNONYMES ar... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 25, 2019)

Two solid films open this week.  One is the new Pedro Almodovar’s latest PAIN & GLORY which shows the veteran director at his best.  The TIFF Popular Film Winner JOJO RABBIT also opens. ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 17, 2019)

FILM REVIEWS: GRACE A DIEU (By the Grace of God) (France 2018) **** Directed by Francois Ozon French veteran director Francois Ozon has made his name with upbeat comedic drama like SITCOM, LES A... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 11, 2019) (2)

GEMINI MAN the new Will Smith action movie also opens this week.  No press screening means that it will likely suck.  THE ADDAMS FAMILY animated feature also opens with a review embargo for ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 4, 2019)

BEST FILMS PLAYING: Human Nature Roger Waters US + THEM The Laundromat Sometimes Always Maybe Where's my Roy Cohn? FILM REVIEWS: FIRST LOVE (HATSUKOI) (JAPAN/UK 2019) ** Directed by Takashi Mii... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 27, 2019)

The Toronto Interantional Film Fetsival movies are beginning to make their theatrical run.  Watch for JUDY and ABOMINABLE.   FILM REVIEWS: ABOMINABLE (USA 2019) *** Directed by Jill Colto... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 20, 2019)

FILM REVIEWS:   AD ASTRA (USA 2019) ***1/2 Directed by James Gray The concept of AD ASTRA began with director James Gray’s (THE YARDS, THE LOST CITY OF Z) idea which he announced in 20... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

The Best Films of TIFF 2019

THE BEST FILMS OF TIFF 2019 The results are in: In general this year had a super crop of films at both Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival. The movement of increased women in films ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 13, 2019)

Quiet week with HUSTLERS, FREAKS and THE GOLDFINCH opening. FILM REVIEWS: FREAKS (USA 2018) *** Directed by Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky FREAKS, which premiered last year at the Toronto Interna... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Film Review: IT Chapter 2

IT CHAPTER 2 (USA 2019) ** Directed by Andy Muschietti It takes close to 3 hours for 7 adult-children to take down the killer clown Pennywise.  If you can stomach that together with mo... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 30, 2019)

Feel good movie BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON should inspire fans to do lookwise to look and feel better about themselves.  THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING the doc proves that females have now made a larger i... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Toronto International Film Festival TIFF 2019 Capsule Reviews

  Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019 Capsule Reviews The Toronto International Film Festival 2019 version runs from Thursday 5th September to the 15th for 11 days with the list of read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 23, 2019)

Outstanding openings this week include the doc AQUARELA and perhaps the most disgusting film of the year - TOUCH ME NOT.  See that at your own risk! BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Comedy: Booksmart ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 16, 2019)

  BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Comedy: Booksmart Best Drama: Luce Best Foreign:  Museo (Museum) Best Action: Spider-Man: Far from Home Best Doc: Honeyland Best Family: Story Story&n read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 9, 2019)

Best film opening this week is the social drama LUCE. BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Comedy: Booksmart Best Drama: Luce Best Foreign:  Museo (Museum) Best Action: Spider-Man: Far from Home Be... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 2, 2019)

The two best films opening this week are MUSEO and HONEYLAND, both screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Comedy: Booksmart Best Foreign:  Museo (Museum) Best Action... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 26, 2019)

One ot the year's most anticipated movies ONCE UPON A TIME IN ... HOLLYWOOD opens this week. BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Comedy: Booksmart Best Foreign:  Never Look Away Best Action: Spider-M... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 19, 2019)

THE LION KING opens this week. BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Comedy: Booksmart Best Foreign:  Never Look Away Best Action: Spider-Man: Far from Home Best Doc: Maiden Best Family: Story Stor... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 12, 2019)

Best and most interesting film opening is the female sailing doc MAIDEN.  Netflix original POINT BLANK opens Friday. BEST FILMS PLAYING: Best Comedy: Booksmart Best Foreign:  Never Loo... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Jul 5, 2019)

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME opens Tuesday!  MIDSOMMAR opens Wednesday.  Two important African American films TONI MORRISON THE PIECES I AM  and THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO debut t... read more..

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