Katherine Monk 240 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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The Rock hits Skyscraper, doesn’t break window

Movie Review: Skyscraper Dwayne Johnson holds everything together by one hand in a predictable popcorn pleaser that turns Titanic on its side and accidentally stumbles into political metaphor. Yet, for all the non-stop action, the movie placed third in its opening weekend.

Tim Wardle’s life changed at the hands of Three Identical Strangers

People: Interview with documentary director Tim Wardle When he first heard the story of triplets separated at birth and placed in different families, British director Tim Wardle knew it should be a movie. He didn’t know others had tried, and hit a wall of orchestrated silence. His new documentary takes us inside a secret ‘Twin Study’ and the shocking experience of three unwitting subjects.
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Ant-Man and The Wasp Give a Nice Buzz

Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp The laws governing the very big and the very small are different, and this ant-hero story of a nice thief and outlaw physicists taking on big foes brings fragmented intimacy to the ever-expanding Marvel Comic Universe.
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Boundaries Refuses to Keep Its Distance

Movie Review: Boundaries Shana Feste smashes a piñata full of dysfunctional family cliche and finds enough sweet stuff to keep Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer busy on the road to forgiveness.
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Uncle Drew Dribbles Pepsi’s Ball

Movie Review: Uncle Drew A viral digital campaign featuring Kyrie Irving as an old baller gets blown up for the big screen, but its message of athletic purity feels hypocritical in light of endless logos.
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Splices, Dices, Stalls

Movie Review: Jurassic World -- Fallen Kingdom The DNA of the franchise may remain the same, but the species of blockbuster spawned by Steven Spielberg continues to evolve as dinosaurs move from villain to man’s best friend in Jurassic World, a tarry-eyed pitstop before the next extinction.
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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? An Offer Too Good to Refuse

Movie Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Morgan Neville’s non-fiction take on Mr. Rogers unzips the primary coloured cardigans to expose the misunderstood tiger deep inside.
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Incredibles 2 Too Much Toon, Too Little Tone

Movie review: Incredibles 2 The long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles picks up the Parr family where we left them, but the world and our innocent sense of wonder has changed. Maybe that’s why Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2 feels a little out-of-sync, despite its cinematic skill.  
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Beast Gnaws But Doesn’t Bite

Movie Review: Beast The darkest parts of Michael Pearce’s murder mystery were inspired by truth, but Beast has a fairy tale feel that  lets the bleak and the blissful bleed together.  

Pixar’s Ted Mathot Talks Technology, Education, Incredibles’ Design

Interview: Ted Mathot The talented artist says working under the wing of Oscar-winner Brad Bird helped him make the big leap from storyboard artist on The Simpsons to story supervisor on The Incredibles 2. But this could just be the beginning for the Boston native. Now a fledgling graphic novelist, Mathot's own stories seem poised to fly.