Favorite films

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Taxi Driver
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Inside Out

Recent activity

  • Elemental


  • A Good Person


  • Asteroid City


  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods


Recent reviews

  • Elemental



    Pixar’s Elemental works as a charming mix of immigrant tale and forbidden love romantic comedy, that tells a mostly familiar story but does so in a visually inventive way and with a good amount of heart. It’s not quite up there with the studio’s best, but overall I enjoyed it!

  • Past Lives

    Past Lives


    Celine Song’s gorgeous debut film is a sweeping romantic drama that left me with a similar sense of longing as Lost in Translation. One of the year’s best, for sure.

    Full Review: thejoyofmovies.ca/2023/06/08/review-past-lives/

Popular reviews

  • TÁR



    TÁR is one of those films that quietly holds us in its grip for the entire 158 minute running time. A brilliantly made slow-burn film from writer-director Todd Field, carried by an incredible performance from Cate Blanchett as a ruthless conductor. So many layers and themes to unpack, as it plays into the current zeitgeist in such nuanced, thought-provoking ways.

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red


    I kinda loved this. An animated coming of age movie that is extremely entertaining, while also, in true Pixar fashion, being built around a genuinely touching, heartfelt emotional core. It's adorable, funny and sweet, a balance that director Domee Shi pulls off effortlessly. The Toronto setting is just icing on the cake!

    Full review: thejoyofmovies.ca/2022/03/07/disney-review-turning-red/