“Onward” Isn’t Pixar Wizardry, But It’s Still Pretty Good

“Onward” Isn’t Pixar Wizardry, But It’s Still Pretty Good

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV March 8, 2020

★★★☆☆ In keeping with Pixar’s recent run of good-not-great animated outings, Onward is a charming yet overly familiar family-friendly adventure. Quality-wise, it’s roughly equal to 2013’s...

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“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 28, 2020

★★☆☆☆ A film like The Call of the Wild is built around dogs. The canine star determines the success of this type of film and its appeal (or lack thereof), which explains why Call of the Wild...

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“Sonic” Satisfies

“Sonic” Satisfies

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 20, 2020

★★★☆☆ I try to keep an open mind for every film I see, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some I dread. Sonic the Hedgehog certainly fell in the latter camp: it looked terrible, the film...

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Harley Quinn Soars In “Birds of Prey”

Harley Quinn Soars In “Birds of Prey”

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 8, 2020

★★★☆☆ A sequel to Suicide Squad, 2016’s divisive blockbuster smash, has finally arrived in the form of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Birds of Prey...

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The 2020 Academy Awards, Predicted

The 2020 Academy Awards, Predicted

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 8, 2020

Snubs notwithstanding, the 91st Academy Awards looks exciting. The majority of the nominees are deserved, the show is thankfully hostless, and there’s no clear favorite in a number of categories. The...

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Australian Wildfires : A Quick Overview

Lauren Travers January 21, 2020

Australia is currently being exposed to wildfires that are devastating to the country. The fires began in September of 2019 and have continued into the new year. They are experiencing record high temperatures...

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“1917” Somberly Marches To Victory

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV January 16, 2020

★★★★☆ Why does Hollywood largely ignore World War One as viable filmmaking material? In rankings of the greatest war films, very few are set during The War to End All Wars; most directors...

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Top 10 Films Of 2019

Top 10 Films Of 2019

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV January 6, 2020

2019, contrary to some pessimistic headlines, was actually a pretty good year for cinema. Box office records were broken, a number of new talents were discovered, and of course, several great films were...

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“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”: There Is A Disturbance In The Force

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”: There Is A Disturbance In The Force

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV December 20, 2019

★☆☆☆☆ “Your journey nears its end,” croaks Emperor Palpatine, chief antagonist of all-things Star Wars in a trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The villain is certainly correct,...

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“Jumanji: The Next Level”: Game Over, Hopefully

“Jumanji: The Next Level”: Game Over, Hopefully

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV December 20, 2019

★★☆☆☆ You know the feeling you get when you’ve played a video game for too long? The controls are moist with sweat, your fingers ache from repeated bashings of buttons, your eyes grow weary....

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