Greetings programs! This week, we’re taking on two films new to Disney+: Kenneth Branagh’s latest Poirot mystery, A Haunting in Venice, and the new Awkwafina & Sandra Oh starring comedy Quiz Lady.Continue reading “Podcast: A Haunting in Venice & Quiz Lady”
It has been a hell of a year and a hell of a year for film. The second year of the ongoing worldwide pandemic has been a bit of a roller coaster, with wave after wave of COVID once changing the film landscape. Theatres re-opened, but people have only really gone back for the biggest blockbuster titles, and even then, the numbers are a bit soft.
That’s not to say that there hasn’t been many a literal ton of films this year, though. I set a new personal record, having seen nearly 180 films released in 2021, and let me tell you that most of them are good!
To break down my favourites a little more this year, I’ll be dividing things up into three lists, one for my favourite performers, one for my favourite films, and one for the best of the rest. There are navigation links at the bottom of each page to the others.
Without any further ado, let’s get started with my favourite performers of the year!Continue reading “2021 in Film: Matt’s Favourite Performers of The Year”
The Troubles, as they are so politely referred to, have had an indelible impact on Northern Ireland and the people who live there. Yes, that is the understatement of the decade, but while we think about the 30-year conflict in very broad terms, generally, outside of that country, we often don’t think about the real human impact. Kenneth Branagh is one of those people, and with Belfast, he seeks to tell the story of his families well as part of the story of Northern Ireland at large.Continue reading “VIFF ’21 Review: ‘Belfast’ is a crowd pleasing but personal film from Kenneth Branagh”
There’s a new Robin Hood movie coming and so help me god it looks fun. Like, actually fun. Let’s take a look!