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.
Latest Articles From Phil Brown
The Top Ten Action Movie Heroines

The Top Ten Action Movie Heroines

If the summer of 2017 has accomplished nothing else, it’s confirmed that women can kick some blockbuster ass just as well as the boys. Whether it be Charlize Theron’s 80’s action...
Atomic Blonde (Movie) Review - Boom, Bang, Boom 3

Atomic Blonde (Movie) Review – Boom, Bang, Boom

Action movies tend to be best defined by their boom boom, bang bang action sequences—and if you’ve got a couple great ones, that’ll make up for almost everything else. Atomic Blonde...
Shudder Exclusive: Kuso (Movie) Review

Shudder Exclusive: Kuso (Movie) Review: Insane, Disgusting,Unsettling

Sometimes it’s not possible to string together enough ‘WTFs to describe a single movie. Since Sundance, Kuso has been described as “the most disgusting movie ever made” and while it’s tough...
Dunkirk (Movie) Review: 2

Dunkirk (Movie) Review: The Dark Day and Night

In some ways, Dunkirk represents the culmination of the blockbuster craft that director Christopher Nolan has slowly folded into his chilly and cerebral filmmaking style. From The Dark Knight on, all...
Bed Sheet Poetry – An Interview With A Ghost Story Director David Lowery 8

Bed Sheet Poetry – An Interview With A Ghost Story Director David Lowery

Here’s a concept that shouldn’t work: a haunting meditation on life, love, death, and time starring Casey Affleck as a ghost in a bed sheet. That’s the film that writer/director David...
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (Movie) Review

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (Movie) Review

Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is an immensely fun movie. It’s also an immensely stupid one. That’s part of the fun, but that won’t appeal to...
Praise for the Sequels of the Planet of the Apes 6

Praise for the Sequels of the Planet of the Apes

The concluding chapter of the current Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy just hit screens and has already received praise for its searing social commentary and bitterly true allegory (including some...
Splatoon 2 Review - Another Win for Nintendo 1

Splatoon 2 Review – Another Win for Nintendo

A few years ago Nintendo decided to finally get into that sweet shooting game market that all the kids were going crazy for. There was obviously some hesitation involved from players given...
Remembering George A Romero - King of the Living Dead 2

Remembering George A Romero – King of the Living Dead

This weekend horror hounds, genre nuts, and fans of good filmmaking lost one of the patron saints of cinema. After what was described as a “brief but aggressive battle with lung...
War for the Planet of the Apes (Movie) Review 7

War for the Planet of the Apes (Movie) Review – Subtle and Angry

The Planet of the Apes series has always been political. That was true even of the 1968 original—as beloved for its searing cultural commentary as it is for the campy fun...
Pixels & Ink #258 - Loot and Apes

Pixels & Ink #258 – Loot and Apes

With Cody leaving CGMagazine, Brendan and Phil are joined by Cole Watson tech expert and Lisa Mior for this week’s Pixels and Ink Podcast. They discuss the new Assassin’s Creed Netflix...
Colin Trevorrow's The Book of Henry Does Not Mean Star Wars Episode IX is Doomed 3

Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry Does Not Mean Star Wars Episode IX is...

All right my fellow nerds. This week I’m skipping the usual film review to take a different approach to this week’s big release. The film is The Book of Henry, and...