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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It (2017) Review - The Real Deal 11

It (2017) Review – The Real Deal

Thanks to the reliably unreliable nature of nostalgia and memory, everyone seems to think that Stephen King’s horror epic It already has a worthy cinematic adaptation. That’s not quite true. Sure, Tim Curry’s...
CGM’s TIFF 2017 Preview: Ten Films That You Shouldn’t Miss 12

TIFF 2017 Preview: Ten Films That You Shouldn’t Miss

September has finally rolled around on the calendar and that means two things. First off, Summer is over. Good luck with that pain. More importantly, it means that the Toronto International...
Stephen King’s It: No Longer What It’s Cracked Up To Be 1

Stephen King’s It: No Longer What It’s Cracked Up To Be

Very soon Stephen King’s horror epic It will slither into cinemas and the nightmares of several generations of viewers. The horror legend’s epic tale of confronting childhood trauma and fears deserves...
Blood Honey (Movie) Review - Sombre Drama; Subtle Horror 4

Blood Honey (Movie) Review – Sombre Drama; Subtle Horror

With no major Hollywood movie opening this long weekend, we instead take a peak at a little Canadian horror flick hitting screens in the hopes of catching audiences with little else...
What If The Avatar Sequels Are Good? 2

What If The Avatar Sequels Are Good?

Whether you like it or not, Avatar is still the highest grossing movie ever made and James Cameron is making four sequels. These are facts. There’s almost $3 billion worth of...
Remembering Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chainsaw Master 2

Remembering Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chainsaw Master

Just over a month after Dawn Of The Dead director George Romero passed away, another horror master left us. Tobe Hooper died late Saturday night. He was 74. It was reported...
Netflix Death Note Review:

Netflix’s Death Note Review – 80s Style Anime Insanity

Here’s a weird sentence that’ll soon become a new normal: the biggest movie opening this week debuts on Netflix. Adapted from a popular manga (which has already spawned an anime series...
Face/Off: Still Magically Stupid After 20 Years 1

Face/Off: Still Magically Stupid After 20 Years

As the summer movie season of 2017 draws to a close, I can’t help but feel a certain pang of disappointment from this year’s round of blockbusters. Oh sure, there were...
Logan Lucky (Movie) Review: Hick Heist Bliss 1

Logan Lucky (Movie) Review: Hick Heist Bliss

A few years ago Steven Soderbergh announced his plans to retire from the film industry and move into painting and television. Thankfully that didn’t last long. The man behind Out Of...
Back To The Future: An Adventure Through Time (Boardgame) Review 2

Back To The Future: An Adventure Through Time (Boardgame) Review

Few fantasies from the 80s have managed to endure like Back To The Future. The simple tale of a skateboarding teen who likes to hang out with an elderly man and...
Annabelle: Creation (Movie) Review: Watchable Nonsense 3

Annabelle: Creation (Movie) Review: Watchable Nonsense

Well, I guess there’s a Conjuring cinematic universe now. When James Wan’s 70’s-set jump scare festival broke horror movie blockbuster records, Warner Brothers decided to turn it into a sprawling franchise....
The Dark Tower (Movie) Review - Epic Mediocrity

The Dark Tower (Movie) Review – Epic Mediocrity

The best thing about the long delayed blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is that it’s a trim 85 minutes long. More blockbusters should be that long, serving up...