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Joseph Tomastik

I’m very much a late bloomer when it comes to my love of cinema. I took a career path about as far removed from it as you can think, but over the years I realized just how much film could affect me, and how exciting it was to explore and analyze it to the extent I do now. I’ve been writing reviews and discussion pieces since 2018, and now hope to take this relatively new path even further. My favorite genre is easily science fiction, as it opens the door to so many possibilities while still trying to ground itself to varying degrees depending on the story.

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Boy Kills World Interview: Moritz Mohr & Simon Swart

We interview Boy Kills World director Moritz Mohr and producer Simon Swart to learn about the inspiration and craft behind their TIFF-premiering film.

Boy Kills World: TIFF Film Review

Boy Kills World smashes a wide range of genres together to create a wonderfully crazy mosaic of action, gore, and imagination.

Woman of the Hour: TIFF Film Review

With its clever structure and sobering story, Woman of the Hour shows director Anna Kendrick is just as sharp behind the camera as she is in front of it.

Dumb Money: Film Review

Dumb Money isn’t the most searing dig at capitalism out there, but it gets by with its sharp humor, strong cast, and unpredictable momentum.

Dicks The Musical: Film Review

Dicks: The Musical is a raunchy, absurd, hilariously wild ride brought to life by a committed cast, catchy songs, and clever twists of a familiar tale.

The Boy and the Heron: TIFF Film Review

The Boy and the Heron lets the worldbuilding distract too much from the story, leaving most of Hayao Miyazaki’s magic to go stale.

Landscape with Invisible Hand: Film Review

Landscape With Invisible Hand paints an off-putting, unpredictable alien invasion picture that any fan of strange, thoughtful science fiction should seek out.

Billion Dollar Heist: Film Review

When it doesn’t let its main focus slip away, Billion Dollar Heist is an engaging, interesting look at one of the most eye-opening cyber heists in history.

Sound of Freedom: Film Review

Sound of Freedom is effective and emotional as a portrayal of terrible real-world crimes, but its message is compromised by its own fabrications of the truth.

“Why I Don’t Like Goodfellas… And That’s Okay”

In what’s possibly my most unpopular film opinion, I don’t like the 1990 classic Goodfellas. Here’s why, and how I’ve come to be okay with that.