#TIFF19 Going to the dogs, cats and bunny rabbits
Animals may only occupy the frame for a few moments at at time, but their presence can define an entire character and slant audience reaction in subconscious ways. Critic Katherine Monk does a head count of the creatures great and small appearing at TIFF19.
Secret Life of Pets 2 regurgitates comic hairballs
Movie review: The Secret Life of Pets 2
Like its predecessor, The Secret Life of Pets 2 proves the people at Illumination Animation pay attention to animal behaviour. So if this collection feels more like a random string of events pulled from strange places, we can find a way to forgive the mess, and love it anyway.
Pet Sematary resurrects the fear of fur
Movie review: Pet Sematary
Stephen King’s classic gets a horror makeover that keeps asking the same unholy question: How far would we go to bring back a dead loved one?
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.
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.
Peeved Pets Avoid Animated Irritations
Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets
The Secret Life of Pets offers warm, fuzzy reflection on what it means to be human by immersing us in the animal world where money has less value than an old sock, a bowl of kibble or a tender, loving touch