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Dylan S. Phillips

is a film fanatic and TV junkie from the mysterious land of Canada. He is an aspiring writer/director who hopes to make his mark on the industry one way or another, whether it be behind a camera or with a pen. When he isn’t watching hours upon hours of movies or writing scripts, Dylan can be found playing his guitar, avidly watching baseball or making YouTube videos for his channel The Film Fanatic.

Riverdale Season 3 Episode 1: Labor Day Review

Last season of Riverdale found itself going back and forth between thoroughly entertaining and excruciating unbearable as many of the lovable aspects of the show were flipped for the sake of brooding drama. Will this season be able to right the ship and stay on the path that the finale set it on? If you would like to read my review of last season, click here. Unlike last year’s detailed recaps of each episode, I’m going to summarize the general storylines of the week and give more of an opinion on them. There’s no way that this could end badly right?

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Manifest Season 1 Episode 3: Turbulence Review

If you would like to read my review of the last episode, click here.

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Station 19 Season 2 Episode 1: No Recovery Review

Station 19‘s short first season left us on quite the cliffhanger so if you need a recap check out our season review here. With everyone’s lives on the line and no clear resolution in sight, hopefully this storyline is wrapped up by the end of this premiere to stop us from another week of wonder and dread.

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Colette – Filling Keira Knightley’s Period Drama Quota (Guest Review)

When discussing the genre of period biopics a few actors instantly come to mind: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren. However, none have burst onto the scene and become such a staple in the genre like Keira Knightley has. After her breakout performance in Pride & Prejudice, Knightley has gone on to star in a new biopic every few years with this being her first since 2014. Could Colette be her ticket to nabbing the elusive Oscar?

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The Sisters Brothers – A Character Study Placed In A Western (Guest Review)

When it comes to Westerns, the expectation is a picturesque, action-packed drama that looks into the dangerous atmosphere of the era and the perils that its inhabitants faced. Most of the time these films are remembered for their intense stand offs and gory fight scenes, but it seems for Jacques Audiard’s English-language debut he had something less conventional in mind with The Sisters Brothers.

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Manifest Season 1 Episode 2: Reentry Review

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BoJack Horseman Season 5 Review

Animated shows tend to have the most flexibility in terms of their tone and message thanks to the versatility of the medium. They are able to visualize what the mind creates with little limitation in comparison to live action. Many of these shows decide to depict deep themes that commentate on society or topical issues in a tasteful way. Continue reading “BoJack Horseman Season 5 Review”

Smallfoot – A Fun Yet Familiar Family Tale (Early Guest Review)

Family friendly animated films tend to be some of the least ambitious modes of storytelling. They use a redone story, chosen from a handful of lighthearted, but strong messaged ideas, and infuse their own brand of humour related to the characters and location the story is set in. This film is no different, but it’s in its uniqueness that this story shines.

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Manifest Season 1 Episode 1: Pilot Review

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the premise of Lost was reversed? Well look no further because Manifest will answer that question for you.

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American Vandal Season 2 Review

If there’s one genre that rose in popularity since the start of streaming services it would be that of true crime. Back in 2004, the original true crime docu-series was released as The Staircase caused households everywhere to dive into the evidence of the case and come up with their own theories. This fascination with being amateur couch bound detectives was renewed when the Netflix series Making a Murderer become an international sensation.

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