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20th Century Women – Movie Review

20th Century Women – Movie Review

20th Century Women – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Elevation Pictures In Beginners, director Mike Mills employed an eclectic style of filmmaking to tell a fairly small story with a minimal set of characters. With 20th Century Women, [...]

January 13, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Patriots Day – Movie Review

Patriots Day – Movie Review

Patriots Day – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy eOne Films Peter Berg’s evolution as a filmmaker has been fascinating to watch. His early film career made one think he would belong to the Michael Bay or Roland [...]

January 12, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Monster Trucks – Movie Review

Monster Trucks – Movie Review

Monster Trucks – Movie Review Rating: D (Very Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Paramount Pictures When people who grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s look back fondly at their childhood films, they tend to think of the high quality pictures [...]

January 11, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Silence – Movie Review

Silence – Movie Review

Silence – Movie Review Rating: A- (Great) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Paramount Pictures Even in Martin Scorsese’s more violent films, there is imagery that highlights the director’s faith. Next to The Last Temptation of Christ, Silence represents Scorsese’s biggest testing of his [...]

January 6, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
A Monster Calls – Movie Review

A Monster Calls – Movie Review

A Monster Calls – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures A Monster Calls marks the third film this year to tackle the idea of a child befriending a giant creature, following Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of The BFG [...]

January 6, 2017 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
She Did! Toronto’s Festival of Funny Women On The Record

She Did! Toronto’s Festival of Funny Women On The Record

  When it launched in the spring of 2014 She Dot Festival broke entirely new ground on the Canadian standup scene. The brainchild of four Toronto based comedians turned producers, the festival was first conceived (so the story goes) over an [...]

January 2, 2017 Toronto Comedy
Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Matchstickmen – From Our Own Ashes – Album Review

Want to keep metal relevant? Learn from the best and go from there. On From Our Own Ashes, the bombastic new album from Matchstickmen, the band pulls electricity and flair from bands like Judas Priest, Metallica, Iron Maiden and even [...]

December 29, 2016 Album Reviews, International Bands, Metal, UK Bands, Uncategorized
Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts – Album Review 

Thorin Loeks – Thirsty Hearts – Album Review 

It takes a lot of talent to keep acoustic music interesting but the gems that manage it are saving the lighter side of folk. On Thirsty Hearts, the new album by Whitehorse musician Thorin Loeks, he manages to take ideas [...]

December 28, 2016 Album Reviews, Folk, Indie, Vancouver bands
 Joan Torres’ All Is Fused – Of The Musical – Album Review

 Joan Torres’ All Is Fused – Of The Musical – Album Review

To anyone who has a hard time listening to modern jazz, it can often be a mix of not accessible enough and just not being into the overall aesthetic of the sounds, but every so often the write talent can [...]

December 27, 2016 Album Reviews, International Bands, Jazz, World Music
April Martin – In The Blink Of A Life – Album Review 

April Martin – In The Blink Of A Life – Album Review 

Those longing for the days where folk heroes like Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot released albums every few years have rarely found modern albums that sound quite like the classics from that era. But on April Martin’s latest release In [...]

December 26, 2016 Album Reviews
Jordan Alexander – Take Me Out Tonight – Single Review

Jordan Alexander – Take Me Out Tonight – Single Review

Some artists just know how to craft a subtle pop single. Toronto’s Jordan Alexander does just this on her new track “Take Me Out Tonight” which mixes parts Leona Lewis and Lights, with soft piano and guitars for a dreamy [...]

December 25, 2016 Album Reviews, Music Video Releases, Pop, Toronto, Toronto bands
The Blue Poets – Self-titled – Album Review

The Blue Poets – Self-titled – Album Review

Keeping blues from sounding stale is an art these days, with the likes of The White Stripes and The Black Keys being some of the few to reinvigorate it. In Marcus Deml’s latest project The Blue Poets, the band have [...]

December 24, 2016 Blues, International Bands, Rock, Uncategorized
La La Land – Movie Review

La La Land – Movie Review

La La Land – Movie Review Rating: A (Fantastic) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy eOne Films The musical is one of those genres that when done properly can result in the most uplifting films. The image of brilliantly choreographed dancers and singers can [...]

December 23, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Sing – Movie Review

Sing – Movie Review

Sing – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures Illumination Entertainment is a solid animation studio, one with an emphasis on cute characters and high-energy comic situations. Producer Christopher Meledandri and directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin have [...]

December 21, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES
Assassin’s Creed – Movie Review

Assassin’s Creed – Movie Review

Assassin’s Creed – Movie Review Rating: D (Very Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy 20th Century Fox Ever since the Super Mario Brothers movie, Hollywood has been trying to crack the code at adapting a video game to the screen. Sadly, this task [...]

December 20, 2016 Movie Reviews, MOVIES

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