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Wilson – Movie Review

Wilson – Movie Review

Wilson – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures Daniel Clowes’s style of graphic novels, about real people in absurd comic situations, lends itself well to filmmaking. The prime example is Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World, a brilliant translation from comic to screen. With Wilson, Clowes adapts his own source material and does [...]

March 22, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

Beauty and the Beast – Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast – Movie Review

Beauty and the Beast – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Walt Disney Studios In Disney’s vast catalogue of animated titles, Beauty and the Beast is generally regarded as one of their best works. The decision to make a live-action version is sure to create suspicion of the studio merely cashing in on a movie [...]

March 17, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

Goon: Last of the Enforcers – Movie Review

Goon: Last of the Enforcers – Movie Review

Goon: Last of the Enforcers – Movie Review Rating: C+ (Above Average) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy eOne Films There was little surprise when Goon resonated with ice hockey-loving Canadians, thanks to its winning humour and ensemble of wacky characters. Driving the plot was the rivalry between Seann William Scott’s Doug and Liev Schreiber’s Ross and the sweet [...]

March 16, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

T2: Trainspotting – Movie Review

T2: Trainspotting – Movie Review

T2: Trainspotting – Movie Review Rating: B+ (Very Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Sony Pictures Trainspotting was a quintessential film for many young people during the 1990s and even entering into the new millennium. Danny Boyle directed this story of a group of heroin addicts with a lot of energy and despite its central message, never turned [...]

March 15, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

The Last Word – Movie Review

The Last Word – Movie Review

The Last Word – Movie Review Rating: C- (Below Average) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Elevation Pictures It’s almost always pleasing to see a veteran actress play the lead role in a new film. The key is to make sure the script they’re handed and the film surrounding them is worthy of their talents. Shirley MacLaine does deliver [...]

March 9, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

Ballerina – Movie Review

Ballerina – Movie Review

Ballerina – Movie Review Rating: C+ (Above Average) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy eOne Films It can sometimes be hard to have a critical hat on most of the time. Occasionally, you come across a film that is clearly not meant to be dissected in any meaningful way and is aimed at a specific niche audience that will [...]

March 2, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

Table 19 – Movie Review

Table 19 – Movie Review

Table 19 – Movie Review Rating: C (Average) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures The chance to bring together a talented group of actors and give them a script where they are allowed to work off each other seems like a can’t miss opportunity. While Table 19 starts off promisingly with funny little dialogue exchanges as we’re [...]

March 1, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

Logan – Movie Review

Logan – Movie Review

Logan – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy 20th Century Fox Over the years, the X-Men films have been perfectly fine with not keeping to a consistent style. This has been a boon to directors who are not restricted to merely keeping with what Bryan Singer and others have done. Logan applies a more rough [...]

February 28, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

Get Out – Movie Review

Get Out – Movie Review

Get Out – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures Some people may express surprise at comedian Jordan Peele directing a horror film. However, even looking at plenty of his Key & Peele sketches, it’s clear he has a real filmic knowledge of various genres. Get Out takes a concept he would often [...]

February 24, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

A United Kingdom – Movie Review

A United Kingdom – Movie Review

A United Kingdom – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures It is not so much for a film to have an important subject matter. If a film chooses to tackle it, it should dig into the why and how. A United Kingdom certainly attempts that, but by trying to focus on a [...]

February 23, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

The Great Wall – Movie Review

The Great Wall – Movie Review

The Great Wall – Movie Review Rating: D+ (Bad) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Universal Pictures The rise in revenue from the Chinese box-office has led to an increase in Chinese-American co-productions. This is a fruitful partnership with many rewards and The Great Wall with director Yimou Zhang teaming up with fanboy producer Thomas Tull has the opportunity [...]

February 17, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

A Cure for Wellness – Movie Review

A Cure for Wellness – Movie Review

A Cure for Wellness – Movie Review Rating: C (Average) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy 20th Century Fox Gore Verbinski can certainly be described as an ambitious filmmaker and one could certainly describe many of his films as theme park rides. He even had the gall to take Pirates of the Caribbean, a classic Disneyland attraction with barely [...]

February 14, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

The LEGO Batman Movie – Movie Review

The LEGO Batman Movie – Movie Review

The LEGO Batman Movie – Movie Review Rating: A (Fantastic) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Warner Brothers Pictures Batman has one of the most storied and legendary histories of any superhero, with so many different interpretations and eras for the Caped Crusader. That is what director Chris McKay and the team behind The LEGO Batman Movie use as [...]

February 10, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

The Salesman – Movie Review

The Salesman – Movie Review

The Salesman – Movie Review Rating: B (Good) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy Elevation Pictures A large reason for the success of Asghar Farhadi’s film A Separation is its depiction of a middle-class home life in Iran, something we in the Western world are not accustomed to seeing in our media. The Salesman continues that setting here and [...]

February 3, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

The Space Between Us – Movie Review

The Space Between Us – Movie Review

The Space Between Us – Movie Review Rating: B- (Okay) Trailer/Thumbnail Courtesy VVS Films Sometimes, a film with an absurd plot can almost be overcome by the charm and sweetness of its lead performers. The Space Between Us introduces a plot device early on that would likely never happen in the real world. NASA would certainly [...]

February 2, 2017 Stefan Ellison Movie Reviews, MOVIES 0

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