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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Kingsmen: The Golden Circle (2017) Review 5

Kingsmen: The Golden Circle (2017) Review

Kingsman was one of the few original blockbusters released in the last five years that actually seemed worthy of a sequel. Brilliantly adapted from a Mark Millar comic book, Matthew Vaughn...
The 2017 CGM TIFF Awards - Another Great Year

The 2017 CGM TIFF Awards – Another Great Year

Well kids, I haven’t slept properly in two weeks and have spent roughly ¾ of my waking hours in a movie theatre during that time. I guess that means another Toronto...
mother! (2017) Review - Surrealist, Nightmarish Horror 8

mother! (2017) Review – Surrealist, Nightmarish Horror

So here’s the thing about Darren Aronofsky’s latest cinematic provocation: it’s amazing that this movie exists. That’s not to say that no other filmmaker would be capable of making a surrealist...
Batman And Harley Quinn (Movie) Review - Don't Spoil Your Memories 1

Batman And Harley Quinn (Movie) Review – Don’t Spoil Your Memories

I popped in the Blu-ray for Batman and Harley Quinn filled with giddy expectation and joyful nostalgia. As someone reared and raised on Batman: The Animated Series in the 90s, simply...
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...