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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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Pearl Film Review: Mia Goth Shines in Fitting Prequel

Though it doesn’t hit the same highs as X, Pearl is still a fitting prequel that solidly explores the origins of Mia Goth’s deranged, repressed slasher killer.

The Whale (Film Review): Fraser Excels In Heartbreaking Tale

The Whale sees Brendan Fraser excel in Darren Aronofsky’s upsetting, heartbreaking tale of grief, physical struggles, and emotional neglect.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (TIFF 2022) Film Review

Glass Onion ups the twists and scale from Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, while delivering fresh, subversive layers that maintain what made it great to begin with.

Viking Review: Ambiguous Space Character Study

Through its ambiguous and cold nature, Viking is a character study that constantly has you asking, “Who are the real characters we’re studying?”

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 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