Ty Simpkins

Film Review: The Re-Education of Molly Singer fails to pass the comedy genre test basics

Between No Hard Feelings, Joy Ride, and Bottoms, female-fronted comedy has had an admirable run in 2023, managing to balance crude humour with a sense of earnestness.  The Re-Education of Molly Singer, sadly, doesn’t continue that trend. With a narrative hook that isn’t too displaced from the aforementioned No Hard Feelings, whilst also owing a…

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Film Review: Insidious: The Red Door is one that we should shut and deadbolt closed!

After a genuinely scary first offering in James Wan‘s Insidious (2010), the Leigh Whannell-created series has failed to make good on any of the unnerving potential with its sequels (and prequels) going forward.  As each subsequent film seems to earn less and less favourable word from critics and audiences, there’s an almost immediate sense of…

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Film Review: Brendan Fraser’s rich performance keeps The Whale from sinking under its own shaky commentary

Darren Aronofsky has always been one to push the extremities of his characters’ limit throughout his career.  Whether it be physical or psychological, they have all suffered past their breaking point – often to their own demise – and The Whale similarly submits to this trend, looking at an eating addiction spurned from depression. From…

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