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Movie Reviews Archive

2021

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 64 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
323

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jan 14, 20212)

FILM REVIEWS:   BRAZEN (USA 2022) ** Directed by Monika Mitchell BRAZEN is clearly a female movie that has gone so over-the-top that silly is no longer a word that can accurately be used t... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
249

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jan 1, 2022)

UN TRIOMPHE (THE BIG HIT) (France 2020) *** Directed by Emmanuel Courcol As unlikely as the film’s series of events could have taken place in real life, it did, and the film clearly touts read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
383

Top 10 Films of 2021

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2021   The end of the year arrives with the best 10 lists for everything.  As for films, it is always the same each year.  For the first 11 months of the year - nada.... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
524

This Week's Film Reviews ( Jan 7, 2022)

THE 355 (USA 2021) *** Directed by Simon Kinberg The 355 is the code name of a female secret agent that comes up near the end of the film entitled THE 355.   THE 355 is the upcoming American... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
698

This Week's (Christmas Movies) Film Reviews ( Dec 17, 2021)

 Three sequel duds SPIDER-MAN:NO WAY HOME, THE KING'S MAN and THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS make their way through Christmas.  The solid Danish entry MARGRETE QUEEN OF THE NORTH will likley be li read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
548

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

THE ADVENT CALENDAR (La Calendrier) (Belgium/France 2021) *** Directed by Patrick Ridremont   From Belgium comes this deliciously wicked Christmas treat that is as downright nasty in its premi... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
412

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

The film of the week is Steven Spielberg's long anticpated remake of the 1961 classic WEST SIDE STORY.  Spielberg is in top form here.  WEST SIDE STORY 2021 and the upcoming THE TRAGEDY OF M... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
524

This Week's Film Reviews ( Nov 19, 2021)

Two sports movies open this week - one excellent and the othertoo awfully feel good.  Surprisinglythe better one has so-so shot tennis matches while the other haas impressively filmed rowing matc... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
567

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 26, 2020)

FILM REVIEWS: BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (Romania 2021) ***1/2 Directed by Radu Jude   BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN begins with a sex segment that parallels many sexual acts that can b... read more..

Movie Reviews
Gilbert Seah
363

Reel Asian International Film Festival 2021

REEL ASIAN 2021 In this special 25th Anniversary edition of Canada’s premier pan-Asian festival, nearly all programming is available Canada-wide. The opening night film, which will be the only in-per... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
340

This Week's Film Reviews (Nov 5, 2021)

FILM REVIEWS:   BEANS (Canada 2020) ***1/2 Directed by Tracey Deer BEANS, a fresh coming-of-age story with a strong female indigenous presence directed by an indigenous female on an topica... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
384

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

Again, lots of new films opening this weekend.  Highy anticipated and hghly recommened is BELFAST Kenneth Branagh's ode to Belfast, his birthplace that might just go on to win this year's Oscar f... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
482

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

FILM REVIEWS: ANTLERS (USA/Mexico/Canada 2021) ***1/2 Directed by Scott Cooper ANTLERS plays like a scary horror Grimm’s fairy tale. ANTLERS, being produced by Mexican Guillermo del Toro now ... read more..

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Gilbert Seah
551

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
406

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
611

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..

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Gilbert Seah
371

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..

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Gilbert Seah
385

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..

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Gilbert Seah
440

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
302

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..

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Gilbert Seah
672

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
666

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..

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Gilbert Seah
1189

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..

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Gilbert Seah
623

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..

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Gilbert Seah
500

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..

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Gilbert Seah
467

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..

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Gilbert Seah
720

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
632

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
194

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
479

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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