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Movie Reviews Archive

2021

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 37 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

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

FILM REVIEWS:   12 MIGHTY ORPHANS (USA 2021) **Directed by Ty Roberts 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS is a sports feel-good sports drama based upon the non fiction book Twelve Mighty Orpha... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

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

FILM REVIEWS:   OVERRUN (USA 2021) *** Directed by Josh Tessier The storyline, taken from the movie database imdb reads: Former military extraction specialist Marcus Lombardi, whose only c... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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

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

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Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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

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

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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..

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Gilbert Seah

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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Gilbert Seah

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

FILM REVIEWS:     ABOUT ENDLESSNESS (Sweden/Germany/Norway 2019) **** Directed by Roy Andersson ABOUT ENDLESS is an extremely slow moving film.  But doesn’t slowness imply endl... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

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

FILM REVIEWS:   AN AMERICAN SATAN (USA 2019) ** Directed by Aram Garriga A documentary is often as interesting as its subject.  In the documentary AN AMERICAN SATAN,  it is the Ch... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

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

FILM REVIEWS 3½ MINUTES, 10 BULLETS (USA 2015) ***1/2 Directed by Marc Silver Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station in a Florida... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Hot Docs 2021 Capsule Reviews

A.RTIFICIAL I.MMORTALITY (Canada 2021) *** Directed by Ann Shih As technologies advance faster than our ability to understand their consequences, virtual immortality awaits us through developmen... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

2021 Oscar Nominated Shorts

Oscar Nominated Shorts (Animated/LiveAction/Doc)   Do not the term 'shorts' put you off.   Every year, the Oscar nominated shorts are available for audiences to enjoy and appreciate b... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

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

FILM REVIEWS:   AWAKEN (USA/United Arab Emirates 2021) *** Directed by Tom Lowe Just in time to lighten up the dreary mood caused by the Covid-19 third wave lockdowns, AWAKEN should provi... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

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

FILM REVIEWS: AMUNDSEN - THE GREAT EXPEDITION (Norway 2020) *** Directed by Espen Sandberg AMUNDSEN is a film on the Norwegian explorer of polar regions, Roald Amundsen.  AM... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (March 26, 2021)

A few solid debuts this week bringw up the avergae start rating to ***1/2 For mindless: action: NOBODY spy thrills: THE COURIER; SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT laughs: FREE BYRD heart-warming doc: FRANC... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (March 12, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   ABOVE SUSPICION (USA 2017) ** Directed by Phillip Noyce FBI agent Mark Putnam, good looking poster boy and recently married is the man that is ABOVE SUSPICION of the film’s ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

This Week's Film Reviews (Feb 29, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE WEEK:   BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY (USA 2021) *** A film by R.J. Cutler Apple TV+ Announces BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTL BLURRY Live Premier... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

Berlinale 2021

BERINALE FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Though this website is NOT press-accredited with Berlinale, the site has managed to access a few of Berlinale’s exclusive film slates.  These films are capsule rev... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

SXSW Film Festival 2021 Full List of Films

Afrotoronto and Toronto-Franco are proud to be press accredited for the first time with the SXSW Film Festival.  This is due in part that the festival can be covered online due to Covid-19. ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah

SWSX Film Festival 2021(Capsule Reviews)

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2021 runs from March 16th. South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 16-20, 2021) announced the full program for the 28th edition of the SXSW Film Festival.... read more..

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Gilbert Seah

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival 2021

4 new films are capsule reviewed here.  The festival runs from Feb 12th- 15th and free for youth.  Check website.   COCOON (KOKON)(Germany 2020) ***1/2 Directed by Leonie Krippendorf... read more..

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