11
Oct

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

The Fireflies Are Gone is a 2018 Canadian drama film directed by S├ębastien 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) […]

9
Oct

This Is Us (8/10)

Jack and his wife – who is very pregnant with triplets – have just moved into their new home in Pittsburgh. Successful and handsome television actor Kevin is growing increasingly bored with his bachelor lifestyle. Randall – who was abandoned at a fire station by his father as an infant – is a stylish New […]

9
Oct

Fireworks [JP] (6/10)

Norimichi and Yusuke are both infatuated with their classmate Nazuna. But when Nazuna decides to run away from home, it’s Norimichi she asks to join her. After their plans go awry, Norimichi discovers a magical ball that has the power to manipulate time and give them a second chance, but each reset brings new complications. […]

7
Oct

A Star Is Born (7/10)

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as […]

7
Oct

Mr. Know-It-All [FR] (7.5/10)

A football coach afraid of commitment has to take care of his nephew with Asperger’s Syndrome. Review Endearing characters (+1/2) Average expectations, surpassed (+1/2) Delightful story, wonderful ending (+1) Respectful/credible depiction of Aspergher’s Syndrome (+1/2) After the disastrous depiction of autism (“the spectrum”) in the latest Predator, this was exactly what I needed to wash […]

5
Oct

Venom (6/10)

Journalist Eddie Brock is trying to take down Carlton Drake, the notorious and brilliant founder of the Life Foundation. While investigating one of Drake’s experiments, Eddie’s body merges with the alien Venom — leaving him with superhuman strength and power. Twisted, dark and fueled by rage, Venom tries to control the new and dangerous abilities […]

4
Oct

Farenheit 11/9 (6/10)

Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump’s victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the Electoral College, the government agenda and his […]

3
Oct

The Silent Revolution (Das schweigende Klassenzimmer) (8.5/10)

Several sixth-grade students show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging a minute’s silence during lessons. Review Superb acting (even if it was in German) (+1) Highly moving topic (+1) Good cinematography & art direction (+1/2) Met HIGH expectations (+1) I could not have been more delighted by this movie. […]

26
Sep

The House With a Clock in Its Walls (5/10)

Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock’ noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing […]

24
Sep

The Dragon Prince (7/10)

Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands. Review Fun story/witty dialogues (+1) Great character designs (+1/2) Good animation (+1/2) This is the kind of binge-worthy animation I’d love to see more of. The characters are […]