Phil Brown

Phil Brown
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
Interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost - 2011-03-18 19:53:36

Interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

In recent years, there have been few more glorious tales of geeks-made-good than the success of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Along with their longtime director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim), the...
Enduring Appeal: Star Wars at Wizard World Toronto - 2011-03-18 19:24:41

Enduring Appeal: Star Wars at Wizard World Toronto

For generations of children and adults stuck in perpetual adolescence.The phrase “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” holds the same sentimental significance as  “once upon a time.”...
Paul (Movie) Review - 2011-03-17 13:02:55

Paul (Movie) Review

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are two guys who are more than happy to let their geek flags fly. They’ve made a career out of turning life-long pop culture obsessions into...
Battle: Los Angeles (Movie) Review 1

Battle: Los Angeles (Movie) Review

It must be said that Battle: Los Angeles is a film with one special distinction going for it: never before has watching aliens blow up been so soul crushingly dull. You...
The Adjustment Bureau (Movie) Review 1

The Adjustment Bureau (Movie) Review

Like all Hollywood adaptations of the writings of Philip K. Dick, The Adjustment Bureau takes one of the influential author’s sci-fi thought experiments and transforms it into a thriller. Fortunately the...
Drive Angry 3D (Movie) Review 1

Drive Angry 3D (Movie) Review

Nicholas Cage can be a frustrating actor as his taste for cinematic fast food can often undermine his talent. Sure, it would be nice to see Cage focusing more on complex...
I Am Number Four (Movie) Review - 2011-02-15 21:49:23

I Am Number Four (Movie) Review

I Am Number Four is one of those great blockbuster anomalies: a movie that wants nothing more to give the audience a giddy sugar rush of entertainment, but is somehow boring...
Sanctum (Movie) Review 1

Sanctum (Movie) Review

James Cameron’s name is plastered all over the marketing material for Sanctum, but that’s more of a sign of desperation for a studio hungry to get Avatar-loving bodies into the theater...