My expectations were high but somehow Rian Johnson exceeded all of them. Riveting from the word go, this one delivers everything you loved about the first film & then gives you more. The cast is clearly having a blast and so will you.
My Policeman 2022
A vivid and emotional reminder of the harm/trauma caused by ignorance & prejudice. But there’s tenderness and hope here too. All six leads are wonderful, with Harry Styles proving his mettle as an actor - perhaps buoyed by the veteran direction of Michael Grandage. McKee, Corrin, Dawson, Roache & Everett are note-perfect too. There's nothing remarkable to be found in the cinematic aspects of the film. You can tell that Grandage's preferred medium is theatre and there are moments that feel a…
Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021
Marvel took some big swings and connected on all of them, not squandering any of the chances they were given. Tom Holland impresses once more as Peter Parker, easily making us empathize as he struggles with the duality and responsibility that comes with being a superhero. Witty, touching, and surprising in turn--it's the best Spider-man so far. That may seem like a big pronouncement but without spoiling anything, the film deftly wraps up so many dangling threads, and does it…
Learn to Swim 2021
With music you feel deep in your bones, this intoxicating story of love/loss captivates from beginning to end. The script did well to support the music and the emotion, but wasn't quite up to the rest of the production. That said, a fantastic debut from Thyrone Tommy with incredibly charismatic performances from Thomas Antony Olajide and Emma Ferreira. Great to see Toronto shine.