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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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...
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...

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Star Wars Film Starring Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Works

Star Wars Film Starring Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Works

It looks like Han Solo won’t be the only Star Wars character to receive his own standalone film.The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Oscar-nominated director...