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TIFF Review: Joker

By Nick Maylor (***1/2) Todd Phillips’ R-Rated film starring Joaquin Phoenix is without question, an impressive piece of filmmaking. It features a brilliant performance by Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a mentally distressed loner living with his mother in 1980s Gotham City who, through a series of unfortunate and troubling circumstances, transforms himself into a familiar…

TIFF Review: RADIOACTIVE

By Nick Maylor (****) Radioactive is based on the graphic novel Radioactive: Pierre & Marie Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout. This engrossing biopic features yet another stunning performance from Rosamund Pike as the first woman to ever win a Nobel Prize, Marie Curie (born Maria Salomea Skłodowska). Curie was a pioneer in developing…

Review: SURVIVAL BOX (***)

By Nick Maylor Seven teenagers. Five months. Twenty feet underground. No exit. That’s the line one summary of this Canadian film shot on a microbudget that, while masked as a post-apocalyptic thriller, is more of a dark character study that explores the psychological and physical pressures sustained by seven American teenagers trapped in a bunker…

AVENGERS: ENDGAME surpasses AVATAR & What’s Next for Marvel Studios

By Nick Maylor It was a big weekend for Marvel Studios as they recently celebrated Avengers: Endgame (2019) surpassing Avatar (2009) to become the highest-grossing film of all time. I suppose it shouldn’t really matter as both film franchises are now owned by Disney but I am personally happy about Endgame besting James Cameron’s visually…