Review: The Perfection

About all that’s missing from director and co-writer Richard Shepard’s gleefully nasty revenge thriller The Perfection are cackling, wisecracking appearances from The Cryptkeeper at the beginning and end of the film as bookends, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Review: Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

A lightweight retelling of the life and times of bestselling and beloved singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, If You Could Read My Mind only pays passing lip service to many of the darker, less inviting aspects of its titular subject’s life in favour of focusing positively on all his hits, friendships, and accomplishments throughout the years.

Review: Brightburn

Although certainly not without its sinister charms, Brightburn is a forgettable blend of fantasy and horror, based on a premise that can be summed up in a single sentence and a film that follows woefully oblivious characters as they piece together something the audience can figure out mere seconds into the story.

Review: Aladdin

Disney and director Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin is a blandly competent, flavourless film that has no reason to exist outside of making a quick buck from families and nostalgic millennials who’ll shell money out for anything based on an intellectual property they have fond memories of.

Review: Booksmart

Teen comedies are rarely this smartly written, consistently hilarious, expertly performed, assuredly directed, culturally relevant, inclusive, and poignant. In short, Booksmart isn’t just a perfect teen flick, it’s a perfect movie in general.