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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Kong: Skull Island Movie Review - Big, Dumb Fun

Kong: Skull Island Movie Review – Big, Dumb Fun

Good news for people who love ridiculous giant monster madness, the latest cinematic outing for King Kong is a non-stop monster-mash with barely any of the pesky characterization and attempts at...
Logan - A Farewell to Two X-Men 4

Logan – A Farewell to Two X-Men

Back in the 1990s, there was no superhero more beloved than Wolverine. Thanks to the cartoon series, Jim Lee’s insanely popular X-Men run, some video games, and endless action figures, everyone...
Game Over Man: Remembering Bill Paxton 2

Game Over Man: Remembering Bill Paxton

This morning I was flicking through my Twitter feed expecting to feel as sad an uncomfortable as ever with the latest spurt of news. As usual, one headline made me feel...
Logan Movie Review - Rated R Swan Song 1

Logan Movie Review – Rated R Swan Song

After 17 years and 7 films, Hugh Jackman’s tenure as Wolverine finally comes to an end and thankfully, it’s one hell of a finale. However, this isn’t some bright and colourful...
Get Out Movie Review - Smart Horror Satire

Get Out Movie Review – Smart Horror Satire

Sometimes the smartest Hollywood satire tends to sneak its way onto screens through genre means. Think of John Carpenter’s They Live a brilliant attack on capitalist culture that also happens to...
Shudder Exclusive: We Go On Review - Creepy, Arty Horror

Shudder Exclusive: We Go On Review – Arty Horror

Shudder was a more than welcome entry to the ever-growing world of movie streaming services, serving up nothing but horror titles with the click of a button. Since the service is...
XX Movie Review - Highlighting the Women Directors of Indie Horror 2

XX Movie Review – Highlighting the Women Directors of Indie Horror

It’s a common complaint that there aren’t nearly enough women directors in horror. The opportunities are sadly rare, and it’s a difficult industry to slip into. So the folks behind XX...
The Lego Batman Movie Proves the Need for A Lighthearted Batman 2

The Lego Batman Movie Proves the Need for A Lighthearted Caped Crusader

There are all other superheroes, and then there is Batman. Oh sure, Superman was the first iconic caped hero, and remains the most common name thrown around when discussing the pop...
The Great Wall Movie Review - The Best Mat Damon Monster Movie Set in China

The Great Wall Movie Review – The Best Matt Damon Monster Movie Set in...

The Great Wall is a massive international production combining the power and cash of the Chinese and Hollywood film industries to create a huge and stupid monster movie. That’s a good...
The Lego Batman Movie Review - The Best Batman in Almost A Decade 1

The Lego Batman Movie Review – The Best Batman in Almost A Decade

Right now, Warner Brothers’ big blockbuster The Batman is in trouble, seeking a director and desperately searching for a script that will somehow deliver a Bat-film that will make audiences at...
Justice League Dark Movie Review

Justice League Dark Movie Review

For its 27th feature (yep, 27, these things just keep coming) the folks over at the DC animated universe decided to opt for something a little different. Well, not that different....
John Wick: Chapter 2 (Movie) Review

John Wick: Chapter 2 (Movie) Review

A few years ago the world was stunned when a low budget Keanu Reeves action movie turned out to be friggin’ awesome. John Wick seemingly came out of nowhere, but thanks...

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