28
Mar

Truth vs Lies

Yesterday, my parents sent me a link from someone who sounded well informed and was spreading alarming information about COVID-19. I’m proud to say that 10 seconds into the video, I paused it and went to do some research. Unsurprisingly, the author of the video was something of a fraud. I’m sharing here a few […]

24
Mar

Thoughts on COVID-19

I’m not writing this for any specific audience. This is just to chronicles some of the events in my life during this crisis, if only so that I have a record of those in the future. There’s No Place Like Home It’s interesting how being isolated at home has an impact on my desire to […]

20
Oct

Bad Times at El Royale (8/10)

Circa 1968, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors – before everything goes to hell. Review Very surprising storyline (Tarantino done right) (+1) Great cast (Chris Hemsworth, […]

19
Oct

Halloween [2018] (6/10)

It’s been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. — but this time, she’s ready […]

19
Oct

Assassin’s Creed Rebellion (8/10)

Join Ezio, Aguilar, Shao Jun and other legendary Assassins in new adventures! Build your own Brotherhood and infiltrate the Templars’ strongholds in the first Strategy-RPG of the Assassin’s Creed universe! Review Delightful art style (+1/2) Excellent game design (+1) Addictive (+1) Auto-play & Rush Mode reduce feeling of grinding (+1/2) Met (high) expectations (+1) Suffers […]

16
Oct

Mutafukaz (6/10)

In Dark Meat City, a young man develops supernatural powers after an otherwise uneventful scooter accident. Review Good visuals & art direction (+1) Quirky story (+1/2) Average expectations, largely met but not exceeded (+0) As weird as French rap can be (-1/2) I wanted to love this animation—someone at work had shown me an art […]

15
Oct

Volontaire [FR] (5.5/10)

When Laure enrolls as a communications officer in the Naval Fusiliers, she must quickly adapt to and assimilate the rules that apply within the institution. Review Pretty actors (+1/2) Long, tedious story (-1/2) Strong feminism (+1/2) Average expectations, met (+0) In fairness, I was secretly hoping this movie would be a smart version of G.I. […]

14
Oct

Colette (7.5/10)

After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century. Review Good feminist story (+1/2) Relevant history (+1/2) Great costumes & art direction (+1/2) Keira Knightley!!! (+1/2) High expectations, […]

12
Oct

First Man (8/10)

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book […]

11
Oct

The Fireflies Are Gone [QC] (7/10)

The Fireflies Are Gone is a 2018 Canadian drama film directed by Sébastien Pilote. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Canadian Film Review Great performance by Karelle Tremblay (+1) Good “slice of life” story of non-urban regions (+0) […]