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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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The Woman King (TIFF Review): An Epic, Emotional Powerhouse

The Woman King puts a shining Viola Davis in the center of a raw, emotional powerhouse that gives viewers everything they could want in an action epic.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (TIFF 2022): Film Review

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is a parody film that satirizes its subject matter, and the biopic formula in general, in hilariously off-the-rails fashion.

Kaepernick & America (Review): The Power of a Kneel

Kaepernick & America greatly captures the events before and after Kaepernick’s kneel and, more importantly, what they mean for the bigger picture of America.

Predator (1987) Film Review: A Subversive Action Thriller

Though it’s aged in a few areas, Predator holds up as an exciting action thriller with a subversive spin on masculinity that adds thought to its kills.

I Am Groot (Disney+) Review: A Cute, Passable Set of Shorts

I Am Groot will give you exactly what you expect and nothing more: twenty minutes of baby Groot in cute, passable, but ultimately disposable short adventures.

Why Science Fiction is the Best Film Genre

Science fiction has shown itself to be the best genre in film by combining the real and unreal in countless exciting and impactful ways. Here’s why

Don’t Make Me Go (Review): A Solid Drama Damaged By A Twist

All of the charm, heart, and small-scale beauty of Don’t Make Me Go may or may not mean nothing to viewers in the wake of its jarring conclusion.

All Jurassic Park Films, Ranked From Worst to Best (Including Dominion)

With the newest Jurassic Park movie now in theaters, it’s time to go through each of the previous films in this series, ranked from worst to best!

The Forgiven (Film Review): Fiennes Shines, The Rest Falters

The Forgiven thrives with Ralph Fiennes and his character at the center, but it’s uneven when juggling its other characters and the scope of its commentary.

A Love Song (Tribeca Review): Expert Minimalism

A Love Song is a gentle, minimalist meditation on how to make the most out of what little time we have, and a much-needed showcase for Dale Dickey.