Phil Brown

Phil Brown
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Phil Brown is a film critic, comedy writer, and filmmaker who can be found haunting theaters and video stores throughout Toronto.
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L.A. Noire Review (Switch) 4

L.A. Noire Review (Switch)

L.A. Noire may not have sold in big numbers when it was released in 2011, but it made a mark. Using what was at the time fairly ground-breaking motion capture technology...
Justice League (2017) Review: An Epic Superfriend Mess 6

Justice League (2017) Review: An Epic Superfriend Mess

After months of rumours and reshoots and directorial replacements and CGI-shaved moustaches, Justice League is finally here. Given that comic book nerds have craved this movie for generations, it’s amazing how...
Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Review: An Old Timey Mediocre Murder Mystery 2

Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Review: An Old Timey Mediocre Murder Mystery

On a certain level, you can’t help but wonder how yet another production of Murder On The Orient Express even exists in 2017. It’s not as if audiences have been begging...
Disney Buying Fox Might Not Be A Bad Thing

Disney Buying Fox Might Not Be A Bad Thing

Yesterday the movie news cycle was hit by a juggernaut of a reveal. Apparently, behind closed doors, Disney has been negotiating to buy 21st Century Fox. The motivations why are obvious....
Thor Ragnarok Review - Thor Gets Good

Thor Ragnarok Review – Thor Gets Good

Despite the glorious success of the MCU over the last nine years, there has always been one franchise that’s been a bit of a slog. Sure, shove Thor into an Avengers...
Jigsaw Review - Some More Saw Silliness 9

Jigsaw Review – Some More Saw Silliness

14 years ago a plucky Australian director named James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring, and the majesty that was Furious 7) created the graphic dismemberment mystery Saw franchise and seven years ago...
Defending The Saw Franchise

Time to Cut the Chains? Defending The Saw Franchise

After a seven-year gap, a new Saw movie is hitting screens this weekend for Halloween. But it’s not screening for critics in Canada. Fair enough. That was true of the last...
per Mario Odyssey (Switch) Review - Another Masterpiece

Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) Review – Another Masterpiece

It’s a-him! Marrr-io! You know, that lovable little Italian stereotype that a Japanese company built an industry on? As you may have heard, Nintendo has a new system kicking around called...
The Top 10: Ranking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise 3

The Top 10: Ranking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

According to movie nerd legend, it all began with a long line in a department store. Way back in the early 70s when the late great Tobe Hooper was still an...
The Snowman (2017) Review: Horribly, Hilariously, and Hopelessly Misconceived 5

The Snowman (2017) Review: Horribly, Hilariously, and Hopelessly Misconceived

There’s no point in sugar coating it, The Snowman is an absolute disaster of a movie. It’s a tonally confused and at times downright incompetent mess. The sad thing is that...
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4) Review - Smart, Smutty, Silly, and Sublime 5

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4) Review – Smart, Smutty, Silly, and Sublime

You’ve got to hand it to Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It seems like everything they touch turns to gold. Granted it’s generally fart joke based gold, but still! Every time...
Happy Death Day (2017) - Stupid, Stupid, Stupid (repeat) 2

Happy Death Day (2017) – Stupid, Stupid, Stupid (repeat)

If you want to make a slasher movie knock-off of Groundhog Day, that’s fine. However, play pretend that your movie is so witty throughout and then deliver a finale so idiotic...