They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Movie Review

By: Henry J. Fromage (A Toast) – You may have (but almost certainly didn’t) watch Mortal Engines around Christmas, and the way they desperately tried to leverage producer Peter Jackson’s name in the marketing, you’d be forgiven for assuming that’s all he’s been up to since the last Hobbit movie. However, this is …

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Camelot (1967) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – T.H. White is the author behind some of the greatest Arthurian legends ever written. His writing has formed the basis for Walt Disney’s animated classic The Sword in the Stone (1963) and the beloved stage musical Camelot by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. …

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Dangerous Liaisons (1988) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Francophiles cannot help but admire the history, beauty, and splendor of France. Indeed, French culture has fascinated people for centuries, and Paris remains a popular tourist destination. Some of the greatest creative triumphs center on the magical qualities of France, including Woody Allen’s popular …

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Ang Lee is one of the most acclaimed directors in modern cinema. He brought Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility to the silver screen in 1995, helped redefine the romantic film with Brokeback Mountain (2005), and earned two Academy Awards for directing, one of which …

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Finding Neverland (2004) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) – Ever since the days of Ancient Greece in which Homer wrote The Odyssey, writers who struggled to compose beautiful and compelling narratives often turned to a muse for inspiration. The first book (section/chapter) of Homer’s epic poem actually begins with Homer calling upon the …

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