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Movie Reviews Archive

2021

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Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
52

This Week's Film Reviews ( Sep 22, 2021)

Quite an assortment of new films opening this week.  Most notable must-see's are Wes Anderson's THE FRENCH DISPATCH and Kiyushi Kurosawa's WIFE OF A SPY,  Sci-fi fans will be thrilled by VOY... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
56

Cinefranco 2021

Cinefranco 2021 One of my favourite local film festivals is Cinefranco for the reason I, like many others, adore French films.  French films (particularly by François Truffaut) is the reas... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
129

This Week's Film Reviews (Oct 15th, 2020)

FILM REVIEWS:   BERGMAN ISLAND (France 2021) ***1/2 Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve  Director Mia Hansen-Løve is a master of films on relationships.  She examines the mechanics of the... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
123

This Week's Film Reviews ( Oct 8, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS: DEFINING MOMENTS (Canada 2021) **1/2 Written and Directed by Stephen Wallis The incomparable Burt Reynolds (SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT films, THE LONGEST YARD, FUZZ) plays a father, Che... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
153

This Week's Film Reviews ( Oct 1, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   AMERICAN NIGHT (Italy 2021) ** Directed by Allesio Della Valle AMERICAN NIGHT is described as a neo-noir set in the New York City's corrupt contemporary art world where th... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
137

The Best of TIFF 2021

THE BEST OF TIFF 2021 2021 marks the return of the Toronto International film Festival to in-persons screenings after the Pandemic limited last year’s TIFF to on-line only.  Yet the cinemas w read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
109

This Week's Film Reviews ( Sep 24, 2021)

A slow week of new openings this week following the end of a very busy Toronto International Film Festival. FILM REVIEWS: A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY (Canada 2021) *** Directed by Ann Shih As ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
267

This Week's Film Reviews ( Sep 17, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   23 WALKS (UK 2021) ***1/2 Directed by Paul Morrison 23 WALKS is a heart-warming comedy/drama about finding love later in life.  If there have been too many ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
294

Toronto International Film Festival 2021 Capsule Reviews

  All capsule Reviews are embargoed until their first screening (Press and Industry or Public) at the festival.  Dates embargo lifts are stated below.  Capsule Reviews will be posted o read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
712

This Week's Film Reviews ( Sep 3, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:     DOGS (Romania 2016) ***1/2 Directed by Bogdan Mirică Even as the Toronto International Film Festival approaches September the 9th, next week, there are still films ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
341

This Week's Film Reviews ( Aug 27, 2021)

AMERICAN SAUSAGE STANDOFF (AKA GUTTERBEE) (Denmark 2018) * Directed by Urlich Thomsen Cabaret, sausage and small town American racism?  What do these topics have in common?   read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
319

This Week's Film Reviews (Sep 10, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:     THE CAPOTE TAPES (USA 2021) *** Directed by Ebs Burnough It seems the public will never tire of the nasty little celebrity, the famous and glamorous writer Truman C... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
299

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 20, 2020)

FILM REVIEWS: CRYPTOZOO (USA 2021) *** A film by Dash Shaw and Jane Samborski (the animation director) Cryptid comes from the Greek word ‘krypto’ which means ‘hidden’ as these words appear at th... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
255

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 6, 2020)

FILM REVIEWS:   6:45 (USA 2020) *** Directed by Craig Singer Bobby wakes up every day at the  time indicated by the film’s title and lives the same nightmare again and again. 6.45 is... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
279

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 13, 2020)

FILM REVIEWS:   BUCKLEY’S CHANCE (Australia/Canada 2021) **Directed by Tim Brown In a film’s review, it is often stated a number of reasons to go see a film.  In the case of the A... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
79

This Week's Film Reviews (Aug 13, 2020) (2)

FILM REVIEWS:   BUCKLEY’S CHANCE (Australia/Canada 2021) **Directed by Tim Brown In a film’s review, it is often stated a number of reasons to go see a film.  In the case of the A... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
342

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jul 16, 2021)

This week's films demonstrate that it is the craft of the filmmakers that make the movie and not the subject.  CREATION STORIES and THE LONELIEST WHALE have the most inrtirguiging subjects but en... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
530

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jul 9, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS: DACHRA (Tunisia 2018) ***1/2 Directed by Abdelhamid Bouchnak Though the titles at the start of the film boast that DACHRA is inspired by true events, the horror depicted in the fil... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
678

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jul 23, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   AILEY (USA 2021)  Directed by Jamila Wignot AILEY is a documentary on the life and works of African-American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist Alvin Ail... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
356

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jul 30, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   THE EXCHANGE (UK/Canada 2021) ***1/2Directed by Dan Mazer This relatively unknown new teen comedy arrives with the caption that the film is directed by Dan Mazer, the co... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
703

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jul 2, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS: THE 8TH NIGHT (South Korea 2019) ** Directed by Kim Tae-hyung THE 8TH NIGHT is one of the two international films premiering on July the 2nd (this week) on Netflix.  It is go... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
296

This Week's Film Reviews (July 23, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   ALL THE STREETS ARE SILENT (USA 2020) ***1/2 Directed by Jeremy Elkin The doc ALL THE STREETS ARE SILENT: The Convergence of Hip Hop and Skateboarding, the new documentary ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
979

This Week's Film Reviews (June 25, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS: CANCER: AN INTEGRATIVE PERSPECTIVE (USA 2021) ** Directed by Nathan Crane CANCER: AN INTEGRATIVE PERSPECTIVE is directed by health researcher Nathan Crane.   This is his ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
723

This Week's Film Reviews ( June 18th, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT (USA 2020) ***1/2 Directed by James Fletcher Love or hate him, Donald Trump is one of the most newsworthy Presidents of the United States.  Tr... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
529

This Week's Film Reviews ( June 11, 2021)

It is horror fest this week with different offerings for different tastes. THE DARE - for those who like their horror at its most disgusting QUEEN OF SPADES - milder horror CENSOR - more artistic h... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
808

This Week's Film Reviews ( June 4, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   CAVEAT (UK 2020) *** Directed by Damian McCarthy The word CAVEAT in Latin means let the reader beware.  And indeed the reader in this case is the protagonist, a lone ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
827

This Week's Film Reviews (May 28, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   AHEAD OF THE CURVE (USA 2020) *** Directed by Jen Rainin and Beth Medow Curve (magazine) is global lesbian media.  The magazine covers news, politics,&n... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
799

This Week's Film Reviews (May 21, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   ARMY OF THE DEAD (USA 2021) ***1/2 Directed by Zack Snyder ARMY OF THE DEAD is a Netflix bought film that combines the zombie and heist  film genres.  It is one o... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
811

This Week's Film Reviews ( May 14, 2021)

FILM REVIEW:   HIGH GROUND (Australia 2019) **** Directed by Stephen Johnson A minor success already everywhere it has or possibly shown, especially in native Australia, HIGH GROUND unites ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
955

This Week's Film Reviews (May 7, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BIGFOOT (USA 2020) *** Directed by Zach Lumplugh Bigfoot, also commonly referred to as Sasquatch (the term also used in the film), in&n... read more..

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