Film Review: Purple Hearts

★★★★ Purple Hearts is a richly-sketched romance punctuated by terrific original songs cowritten by lead Sofia Carson (Disney’s Descendants, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists). Carson’s Cassie and love interest Luke (Nicholas Galitzine, 2021’s Cinderella, excellent queer drama Handsome Devil) have chemistry that one can feel from their very first encounter. Spruced up by the musicality … Continue reading Film Review: Purple Hearts

TIFF 2021: Music Box: Jagged

★★★★ As a music documentary, I think it is already obvious if one will find enjoyment in this new feature on iconic songwriter, Alanis Morissette. Like all of the best docs, we chart Morissette’s comprehensive rise from a faux-pop singer to an influential girl-power songwriter. The documentary gives one a glimpse into the headspace of … Continue reading TIFF 2021: Music Box: Jagged

Film Review: Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry

★★★★ At best, I’d call myself a casual fan of Billie Eilish’s music, so I didn’t have the biggest level of anticipation towards the new film Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry. My earliest exposure to the multiple-Grammy-winning artist was via the soundtrack of 2017’s explosive first season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. I … Continue reading Film Review: Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry