I, Tonya: An Artistic Look at a Controversial Story (95%)

I, Tonya deserves an Olympic gold medal for its successful combination of comedy and drama. The film is based on the life of US figure skater Tonya Harding and the attack on her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, prior to the 1994 Olympics. Writer Steven Rogers and director Craig Gillespie took an artistic and entertaining approach in telling

Bohemian Rhapsody: An Exciting Film but Inaccurate Queen Tribute (80%)

Bohemian Rhapsody will have you stomping your feet and singing in theatres, but it may also leave you irritated if you’re a devoted Queen fan. The movie follows the formation of the band with a focus on Freddie Mercury, capturing their experimentation with music and successes on tour. The film focuses closely on Freddie Mercury

Beautiful Boy: A Compelling True Story of Heartbreak and Addiction (73%)

Beautiful Boy captures the exhausting, cyclical nature of addiction and relapse. This movie is based on the real memoirs of father and son David and Nic Sheff, which follows Nic (Timothée Chalamet) as he struggles with his addiction to crystal meth. The film shows the relationship between the father and son through flashbacks, emphasizing the

A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV): A Silly and Surreal Experience (80%)

The Netflix original series A Series of Unfortunate Events artistically captures the bleak yet hilarious world that was first created by Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) in his novels. Even though the story focuses on the lives of three orphan children whose parents died in a fire, the casting, art direction, and writing make this show entertaining

The Five: An Amazing Mystery Miniseries (85%)

The Five, an intense one-season series comprised of ten episodes, is a cliffhanger-crazy mystery that will keep you bingeing all night in order to reach the finale. Harlan Coben, an American mystery and thriller novelist, is the creator of this British-produced miniseries. The basic premise of the series is as follows: four young friends (Mark,

First Man: Interesting but not Incredible (70%)

I walked into First Man with mixed expectations—while I love history related movies, Ryan Gosling is not my favourite actor. Regardless, his acting was up to par for this film and the movie itself was a fairly entertaining watch. The movie follows the life of Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, showing how he came to be

White Boy Rick: Disappointing Retelling of a Sad True Story (35%)

I was extremely excited to watch White Boy Rick after seeing Matthew McConaughey in the previews, but the movie itself was a very slow and anticlimactic telling of a truly sad story. The movie focuses on how Richard Wershe Jr. (Richie Merritt) became the youngest FBI informant. Richard, or “white boy Rick,” was approached by