Rachael Nisenkier

I am a straight up sucker. Just take my money. Seriously. Take my money. This is the dark truth of my movie consumption habits. A fatal flaw I’ve had to accept in my nearly 30 years of vociferous cinematic devouring. When people decry audience “sheep” who will see anything – I’m the sheep! I am […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

In a way, I exist between the audiences that Inside Out is pointed at: parents + kids. I’m long since past when my own imaginary friend faded away (RIP Doadie), but I’ve yet to change a diaper and think anything other than “ew. I cant wait until this thing’s mom gets home.” I’ve never watched […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how much I enjoyed and/or connected with or appreciated the film rather than on some sort of objective artistic criteria. Basically, this is a list of […]

  Kelly Bedard

I started this last year, keeping a list of every movie I see all year (just the new releases) in order to form a definitive set of personal rankings come the following January. My 2014 list started on February 9th when I saw That Awkward Moment starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B Jordan […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I had a disappointing movie weekend. On the surface, Big Hero 6 is the perfect movie for me. It’s a cartoon! It’s action packed! It features adorable, beautiful animation! And it’s genial enough. Funny enough. Engrossing enough. But at the end I was left with the distinct impression that I’d just sat through a decent […]

Halloween is imminent, and it’s time to mass-watch some scary movies. Personally, this is my favourite time of year, so I am going to try and post a few extra, short reviews on some of my favourite horror flicks. Warning: spoilers are likely. Extra Intro Paragraph today! Greetings from Salem on my Halloween vacation! Figured […]

Ernest and Celestine is simply a film of cuteness and beauty. The 2012 animated film manages to be bothcharming and endearing while still containing some dark and serious dramatic moments, particularly near its conclusion. The movie is centred around the unlikely friendship of the two title characters, a middle-aged bear and a little girl mouse […]

The first How to Train Your Dragon film took a tired storyline premise and managed to rework it with good characters, visuals and humour. Not unlike the blockbuster Avatar (which came out the year prior and was outshone by this pic in my opinion), HTTYD featured a character who started off fighting an enemy and […]

  Joel Merritt

Admittedly, I was overly worried going into this film. Thanks to some unflattering trailers, I actually avoided this film for a few weeks. The truth is that the original Rocky and Bullwinkle series is one of my favourite shows, and I was fairly certain that this movie was probably going to offend the fanboy in […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Joel Merritt

It’s a little difficult to laud praise upon something that is a shamelessly transparent commercial. But seeing as it has a near perfect score everywhere you read about it, I don’t feel so bad calling The Lego Movie a really good film. What intrigued me about this movie, right off the bat, is how it […]

  Elizabeth Ramirez

Blue Jasmine – It’s been way too long since I’ve seen a good Woody Allen film. I forgot how many feels I could have all at once. I was happy, sad, irritated and wowed by the incredible performances all at the same time. Kate Blanchett’s monologue in the opening scene is downright amazing. Then, watching her […]

  Jason Hellerman

For me, the greatest kid’s film in the world was made in 1985 and starred a rag-tag group of adolescents trying to save their town from greedy country club owners.  The Goonies literally shaped my childhood.  I had it on VHS and watched it so many times that the opening seven minutes and closing fifteen […]

  Jason Hellerman

The Lorax is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories.  It’s a morality tale, a sort of new-age parable about appreciating what you have and taking care of what you’ve got.  It is not as anti-industry as it is pro-practicality.  It’s modern economical ethics for kids with rhymes.  The 2012 film adaptation takes this core […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

In a lot of ways, the new Disney policy of re-releasing classic films (like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast) in 3D can be seen as a cynical cash grab. After all, it essentially tricks people into paying $16.00 a pop to see a movie they probably already own on VHS, DVD and […]

  Kelly Bedard

Martin Scorsese makes the sort of gritty, stylized movies that are objectively effective and subjectively unappealing to me and my butterflies-and-rainbows sensibility. I never quite got what was so impressive about The Departed and I’ve never actually seen Goodfellas, but with Hugo, the legendary auteur of gangster grandeur finally broke through to me, making me […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I have only repeated two movies since last year, even though it’s been very tempting to pull out some old favorites (I miss you, Elf! See you next year!). Those two repeats were my essential movies. Every year, the Christmas season begins with Love, Actually, and ends when my whole family gets together to watch […]