Canadian film critic tracking all movies watched in full since 2019.
A bewildering experience that probably would have been better enjoyed with a group. It has some fun kills, great gore and makeup effects, and a genuinely terrifying setting, but it also has acting and dialogue that would make Tommy Wiseau blush, a knock-off Freddy Krueger spouting nonsensical yuks every time he kills someone and some super odd satirical bits. Oh and a young woman mourning her mother's death who decides to start calling her boyfriend "Mom" at his request. He…
Andrew Garfield has crashed the Oscar party with his brilliant, riveting and genuinely electrifying performance as Jonathan Larson in TICK, TICK...BOOM! Lin-Manuel Miranda's directorial debut is a moving ode and tribute to Larson, but everything here comes secondary to what is easily Garfield's most stunning work to date.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME is a crowd-pleasing delight with actual stakes and an unexpected emotional maturity. It is darker than previous entries and manages to balance its nostalgic moments well. Every actor is great, whether they are new, old or somewhere in-between. Tom Holland and Zendaya do wonders further cementing their legacy as Peter and MJ, alongside J.K. Simmons' perfect portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson and the unhinged madness of Willem Dafoe's Norman Osborn.
I am very, very excited for what the future holds for Holland and Company.