“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” Movie Review

Every now and then, we have the privilege of watching a movie that leaves an impact on us and makes us want to be a better person and more grateful for the luxury of living this miracle of life. Marcel, the title character in“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” is one of the most adorable…

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“Thor: Love and Thunder” Movie Review

The time has come to dive into another entry of the MCU: Phase Four. The latest is a much-awaited and anticipated one, “Thor: Love and Thunder” (2022), directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Waititi, Christian Bale, and Russell Crowe. This movie reunites us with one of the original Avengers,…

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“Minions: The Rise of Gru” Movie Review

If you would have told me a few months back that the latest Minions movie, “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” would be a fun delightful surprise of the year, I wouldn’t have believed you. While I enjoyed the first two films, the third one wasn’t the greatest and the 2015 “Minions” was bad. So my…

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“Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” Movie Review

The “Hotel Transylvania” franchise is regularly viewed in my household as my kids habitually watch the films during the spooky season. They’ve become attached to some of the beloved characters. One can easily look at these films and conclude their audience is for young people based on the type of jokes and overall tones in…

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“West Side Story” Movie Review

Right off the bat, I have to admit that I’m not a fan of the original film “West Side Story” (1961) for obvious reasons, but I do admire the choreography. I understand it’s a product of its time, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to ignore its problematic depictions of Latinos. Therefore, I didn’t have…

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“Wolf” Movie Review

When initially reading about George MacKay, one the most talented up-and-coming actors, starring in the film, “Wolf,” I couldn’t help but get excited for this film. The trailer, where Jacob (MacKay) believes to be a wolf, looked promising, particularly seeing MacKay physically invested in the character.  “Wolf” (2021) follows Jacob who’s admitted into a clinic…

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TIFF Reviews (Part 3)

Here is the last of my coverage of TIFF. You can read the first two parts of my reviews here: (Part 1) (Part 2) “Charlotte,” directed by Eric Warin & Tahir Rana, is an animated drama that brings to life the remarkable true story of Charlotte Salomon, an enigmatic young German Jewish painter who created…

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TIFF 2021 Reviews (Part 1)

The Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end and it’s time to share my thoughts on the films I’ve had the opportunity to view. This was my second year covering TIFF and I’m incredibly thrilled I was able to do it. In addition, I was accepted via the Media Inclusion Program. Through the…

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Episode 42. TIFF 2021 Recap and “Titane”

In this episode, Rosa talks about her virtual TIFF 2021 experience and lists her Top 10 Films of the festival.  Rosa and Cat review “Titane.” 

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“Candyman” Movie Review

Having seen only the trailer to this film, I was intrigued to see what Nia DaCosta would deliver with her latest film “Candyman.” This new movie (co-written and co-produced by Jordan Peele) is the latest addition to the franchise and takes place 30 years after the original 1992 horror film about a killer named Candyman…

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