Author Anthony Le

Anthony Le is currently residing in Toronto, and has been a passionate writer for film since his youth. Attending U of T, Anthony attends many film events, and is passionate about any type of films, ranging from contemporary to classic cinema.

Reviews the big sick

The romantic comedy genre has been around since the beginning of time. Ranging from the classic films of Charlie Chaplin, to the many Nancy Meyers films, the genre has definitely grown to something new over the past few years. Whereas the early 2000’s were the age of high-budget romantic comedies that starred high…

NP Approved it comes at night

It Comes At Night is, without a doubt, the best film of 2017 thus far. Riveting, engrossing, spellbinding – just a few words to describe It Comes At Night. With great performances from the entire cast, namely Joel Edgerton as a quiet, mysterious, “whatever needs to be done to protect my family “type of character. And honestly, that’s…

Reviews beauty and the beast

Through the support of director Bill Condon and a magnificent cast, the live action remake of the 1991 Disney classic Beauty and the Beast is deserving of recognition, though it doesn’t particularly add anything new to the film. Filled with great performances, and a story everyone knows and loves, Condon plays it safe, deviating little…

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Though I have mixed feelings about Hip Hop-Eration as a whole, there is one thing I know for sure; the seniors, who continually inspire throughout the film, aren’t the reason for my indifference. This documentary from New Zealand chronicles the extraordinary story of a group of seniors, some even in …

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Following a series of interconnected relationships, Alex Pugsley’s Dirty Singles is an impressively simplistic, yet effect romantic comedy. Based in Toronto, the film has an evidently indie-film vibe to it, which serves to amplify the realities behind the characters, and the circumstances that the characters get put in. For the most part, Dirty Singles doesn’t …

Reviews Knight of Cups

There are obvious flaws with Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups. Many people have, and will continue to look negatively upon this film. What they forget, though, is that this film isn’t targeted towards a broad audience – Knight of Cups is reserved for the narrow category among people, general public and cinephiles alike…

Special Feature Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant (2015)

Surprisingly, the Golden Globes got quite a bit right this year, with wins for The Revenant and Steve Jobs, and with that, the Globes brought back one of my favorite hosts, Ricky Gervais, in a show that flew by its 3 hour runtime. With nominations for a big variety of films, the biggest being Carol with five nominations, the Golden Globes, unlike other…

Reviews Arabian Nights

In a single word, Miguel Gomes’ 6+ hours Arabian Nights Trilogy is disappointing. Featuring three separate films, distant in content but similar in theme, Gomes crafts, at times, quite a commendable series. Yet, for trilogy of its length, Gomes’ work only treads water on the themes it presents to the audience, and doesn’t care to…

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