Friday, April 28, 2023

Sid Is Dead: Movie Review

Sid is Dead is a mix between Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Sex Appeal. A title that can grab attention and a lead character that’s nerdy, but not too nerdy, clever but not too clever, a character that can almost pull off the relatability usually missing from this genre before he becomes inexplicably popular and challenges the social fabric of his high school that can only happen in movies.   2023

Directed by: Eli Gonda

Screenplay by: Peter Warren, Drew Frist, Tom Dolby

Starring: Joey Bragg, Tyler Alvarez

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Confession: Movie Review

A compelling story of lies, deception and sexual assault.
Confession starts on a cold, dark highway, nothing in sight, and the figure of two people, one of whom is probably not conscious if they’re even alive. But then it flashes to a New Year’s Eve party. A group of teenagers in a nice large house living it up as if there is no tomorrow. The dialogue starts the next morning a lawyer talking with three young men about a woman who was at their party. Who is she, how do you know her, how did she get to the party.   2022

Directed by: Dayna Hanson

Screenplay by: Gregory Mulligan

Starring: Clark Backo, Sarah Hay

Saturday, April 15, 2023

How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Movie Review

Quiet, thoughtful, tense thriller.
Ever since Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves, one of my favourite genres has been the ecoterrorism thriller. A quiet thoughtful drama filled with tension and morally gray characters wreaking havoc for the greater good of the planet. And that’s exactly what How to Blow Up a Pipeline is. My most anticipated from last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and it completely lives up to expectations. An incredibly smart and suspenseful drama that weaves a very compelling story.   2023

Directed by: Daniel Goldhaber

Screenplay by: Ariela Barer, Jordan Sjol, and Daniel Goldhaber

Starring: Ariela Barer, Sasha Lane, Forrest Goodluck, Lukas Gage, and Kristine Forseth