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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The Top 10: Ranking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise 3

The Top 10: Ranking The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise

According to movie nerd legend, it all began with a long line in a department store. Way back in the early 70s when the late great Tobe Hooper was still an...
The Snowman (2017) Review: Horribly, Hilariously, and Hopelessly Misconceived 5

The Snowman (2017) Review: Horribly, Hilariously, and Hopelessly Misconceived

There’s no point in sugar coating it, The Snowman is an absolute disaster of a movie. It’s a tonally confused and at times downright incompetent mess. The sad thing is that...
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4) Review - Smart, Smutty, Silly, and Sublime 5

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4) Review – Smart, Smutty, Silly, and Sublime

You’ve got to hand it to Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It seems like everything they touch turns to gold. Granted it’s generally fart joke based gold, but still! Every time...
Happy Death Day (2017) - Stupid, Stupid, Stupid (repeat) 2

Happy Death Day (2017) – Stupid, Stupid, Stupid (repeat)

If you want to make a slasher movie knock-off of Groundhog Day, that’s fine. However, play pretend that your movie is so witty throughout and then deliver a finale so idiotic...
Why Rick and Morty Fans Are Ruining Rick and Morty (Including Me)

Why Rick and Morty Fans Are Ruining Rick and Morty (Including Me)

So here’s the thing. I enjoy an animated television program called Rick and Morty. You know, like pretty much everyone. The show is the highest rated comedy on television/the Internet these...
The Misleading Legacy Of Blade Runner 1

The Misleading Legacy Of Blade Runner

So, here we are. After literally decades of rumours and false starts, Blade Runner is now a franchise. In a world of IP driven blockbuster sequels, this film makes sense. Mad...
Cult Of Chucky (2017) Review - Chucky is Back and Better than Ever

Cult Of Chucky (2017) Review – Chucky is Back and Better than Ever

If I’d been asked to look at a line-up of all the iconic slasher movie monsters and guess which one would somehow still be thriving almost three decades later, the ginger...
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Review - Future Noir Nourishment 2

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Review – Future Noir Nourishment

The Blade Runner sequel has been a long time coming and despite understandable concerns that the pioneering cyberpunk masterpiece would be impossible to follow up, the results are undeniably impressive. What...
Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters - AGO Preview 4

Guillermo Del Toro: At Home With Monsters – AGO Preview

“The reason I create monsters and love them is that I think they speak to a very deep, spiritual part of ourselves. It is my most cherished desire that as you...
American Made (2017) -

American Made (2017)

For the last few years going to see a Tom Cruise action movie has been an absolute chore. Desperate to keep his star status alive and launch new franchises, Tom Cruise...
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...