Reviews – NOW Magazine https://nowtoronto.com/movies/reviews/index.rss Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:07:47 +0000 Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:07:47 +0000 en-US Norman Wilner Review: Marvel’s WandaVision is a surprising superhero sitcom Marvel’s first TV series for Disney+ plugs Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s Avengers into a series of Golden Age sitcoms. Yes, really.

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Norman Wilner Review: Locked Down spins a pandemic drama into a heist movie Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor bring a screwball energy to HBO Max’s pandemic heist movie.

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Norman Wilner Review: Promising Young Woman pulls its punches Carey Mulligan commits fully to Emerald Fennell’s stylish feature debut, but the movie is less than the sum of its parts

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Glenn Sumi Review: Your Honor is gripping melodrama Past the midway point, it’s unclear whether the Crave/Showtime series will explore ethics or just keep ramping up the plot

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Norman Wilner Review: Pretend It’s A City lets Fran Lebowitz complain about New York for three and a half hours The legendary writer (who’s an even more legendary curmudgeon) lets loose on New York in Martin Scorsese’s Netflix limited series

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Glenn Sumi Review: Netflix doc The Minimalists comes up empty Netflix film about the creators of The Minimalist movement is ironically weighed down by too much stuff

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Norman Wilner Netflix’s History Of Swear Words lets Nicolas Cage have the time of his effing life The Oscar-winning actor is a goddamn delight as the host of Netflix’s limited series about the evolution of profanity

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Norman Wilner Review: Pixar’s Soul is a fitfully entertaining movie in search of a spark The digital animation studio’s latest – premiering on Disney+ for Christmas – has it moments, but they don’t quite add up to a whole.

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Norman Wilner Review: Wonder Woman 1984 is an overstuffed sequel Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot reunite for a superhero sequel that buries its best elements underneath an incoherent storyline

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Norman Wilner What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend Including Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, Adam Brody in The Kid Detective and the time-loop comedy Palm Springs

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Norman Wilner Review: The apocalypse is predictable in George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky Clooney plays an ailing astronomer staring down the end of the world in this terminally flawed Netflix drama

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Norman Wilner Review: Palm Springs is a time-loop movie with infinite heart Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti are trapped in a time loop at a Palm Springs wedding in this ingenious romantic comedy

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Radheyan Simonpillai Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom makes timid leap from stage to screen Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman give seismic performances perfectly suited for the stage in this Netflix movie

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Glenn Sumi Review: The Prom delivers a fun, feel-good Netflix date Despite pacing problems and a miscast James Corden, this starry adaptation of the Broadway musical scores big laughs

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Norman Wilner Review: Lost meets Mean Girls in Amazon’s addictive survival series The Wilds A handful of young women struggle to survive on a tropical island in Amazon Prime Video’s compulsively watchable mystery.

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Glenn Sumi Why we really needed reality dating shows in 2020 Because casual dating was a no-no this year, reality shows became essential viewing for those missing love connections

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Norman Wilner Review: Let Them All Talk casts Meryl Streep in a door-slamming farce Steven Soderbergh’s HBO Max film follows an author who brings a considerable amount of baggage along on a transatlantic crossing

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Norman Wilner Review: Freaky mashes up body-swap comedies and 80s slasher movies The latest from Happy Death Day director Christopher Landon is basically Freaky Friday The 13th – and it’s a lot of fun

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Norman Wilner Review: Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan drive Ammonite’s powerful romance Francis Lee’s follow-up to God’s Own Country casts the pair as 19th century women who forge a powerful connection

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Norman Wilner TV review: Big Mouth gets even more ballsy in Season 4 The kids of Bridgeton Middle School are still fumbling through puberty in Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s animated Netflix comedy

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Norman Wilner Review: David Fincher’s Mank is an expensive exercise in emptiness Despite a big budget and an all-star cast, this highly anticipated Netflix drama doesn’t really justify its existence

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Radheyan Simonpillai Review: Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy has room for nuance This screen adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s beloved book is admirable, often fascinating and flawed

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Glenn Sumi Review: Hillbilly Elegy is shameless Oscar bait Film adaptation of J.D. Vance’s memoir features hammy performances and zero nuance

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Richard Trapunski TV review: Saved By The Bell reboot is all about class and privilege Reimagining Bayside as an exaggerated wealth fantasy makes this revival more than a nostalgia trip, but it’s hard to know who it’s for

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Craig Takeuchi Review: The Donut King tells a sweet yet biting Cambodian refugee story Alice Gu’s documentary tells the story of a Cambodian refugee who launched a successful chain of donut shops in California

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Norman Wilner Review: Come Play is a really feeble iPad horror movie Gillian Jacobs does her level best to save Jacob Chase’s incredibly dumb horror movie about an internet monster

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Norman Wilner Review: The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is aggressively fine Life Day isn’t what it used to be in this surface-level parody of the Star Wars saga

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Norman Wilner Review: The Mandalorian season 2 has the best time playing in the Star Wars toybox Disney+ Star Wars spin-off offers a lot more than fan service and introduces Timothy Olyphant as a space marshal

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Glenn Sumi Review: Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is terrible Despite many starry cameos, Netflix special by famous Trump lip-syncher is a mishmash of half-baked ideas

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Norman Wilner Review: The Curve explains precisely why COVID-19 overwhelmed America Streaming free on YouTube, Adam Benzine’s documentary digs into the Trump administration’s disastrous response to the pandemic

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