Katherine Monk 366 results

Katherine Monk is a former movie critic with The Vancouver Sun and Postmedia News. She still watches a lot of movies… and writes stuff about them.

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Movie review: Hypnotic may leave you dazed and confused

Movie review: Hypnotic Robert Rodriguez directs Ben Affleck in the role of a police detective searching for his lost daughter in this silly science-fiction story about mind control, and something missing.
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Moonage Daydream conjures David Bowie’s creative spirit via cinematic spell

Movie review: Moonage Daydream Stripping away the sycophantic commentary that often accompanies biographical exercises, Brett Morgen's Moonage Daydream quietly  opens the portal to David Bowie's central creative vessel: Himself.
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Movie Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once Is All That

Movie Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once Everything Everywhere All at Once more than lives up to its name as we enter a particle accelerator of acting and performance that explores issues of metaphysics and personal meaning. At times slapstick, others ominously bleak, directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinhart make a beautiful mess saved by the magnetism of Michelle Yeoh.
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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent lands with a thud

Movie review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Give Nicolas Cage a chance to slap himself in the face, and you know he'll go full cream pie. So why did director Tom Gormican go for a dark thriller instead of full-on movie star send-up? We can only wonder as we stare into the crater of a leaden satire.
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The Northman Cometh, and he’s got an axe to grind

Movie Review: The Northman There’s not a lot of room for subtlety when most problems are solved by bludgeoning and dismemberment, but you can tell Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Alexander Skarsgard are desperate to bring every nuance possible to this broad-strokes study of our stubborn primitivism.  
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Movie Review: White Hot peels back preppy flannels of Abercrombie & Fitch

Movie Review: White Hot - The Rise and Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch White Hot reveals how a crew of older white men branded a generation through grooming and exclusion.
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The Magnitude of All Things opens the emotional floodgates

Movie review: The Magnitude of All Things Filmmaker Jennifer Abbott weaves a magical thread of connection between life and death in The Magnitude of All Things, a highly personal documentary about loss, contextualized by climate change.  
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Movie review: Memory seems eerily familiar

Movie review: Memory Liam Neeson fights a sense of deja-vu as he plays a character seeking to settle a score while fighting a failing mind. Thanks to the addition of Guy Pearce as the FBI foil, the manly tango makes an impression.
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Movie review: Secrets of Dumbledore spills beans… and blood

Movie review: Fantastic Beasts - The Secrets of Dumbledore The characters we came to love through the Harry Potter franchise get a decidedly dark makeover in a continuing prequel that offers deeper moral dilemmas and more cute creatures, but an overstuffed plot that drains sympathy.    
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Movie review: Cyrano may leave everyone unrequited

Movie review: Cyrano Joe Wright's take on Edmond Rostand's classic tale of courting makes a bold move that hits a bad note, despite an inspired performance from Peter Dinklage in the title role of a man who struggles with his physical appearance.