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Christopher Cross

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Chris is a graduate of Communications from Simon Fraser University and resides in Toronto, Ontario. His favorite films include The Big Lebowski, The Raid 2, Alien, and The Thing. You will often find him with a drink in his hand yelling about movies.

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ Stumbles Through Vignettes of Better Science Fiction

The greatest crime of 'The Cloverfield Paradox' is giving up on fleshing out its sci-fi conceit while expecting the audience to be enamored enough by the mysticism of it all.
Before We Vanish

‘Before We Vanish’ Finds Redemption for Humanity

Despite its lengthy runtime, 'Before We Vanish' delves into interesting territory.

Toronto After Dark: ‘Beyond Skyline’ Defies Everything And Refuses To Be Restrained

'Beyond Skyline' is a fun, ambitious sequel that doesn’t even require you to watch the awful original.

Toronto After Dark: ‘Sixty Minutes to Midnight’ is a Pulpy, Calculated Genre Film

'Sixty Minutes to Midnight' uses its inspiration to help get you in the mood for what it’s about to lay down, but then has enough tricks up its sleeve to feel wholly its own.
Mom and Dad

TIFF 2017: ‘Mom and Dad’ Reflects On Youth Through Brutality

It's easy to just enjoy the ride of 'Mom and Dad,' but there's an uneasy feeling at the center of the film that makes it occasionally difficult to wrestle with.

TIFF 2017: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Questions The Necessity Of Violence

'Three Billboards' takes itself to Hell and back in order to present a textured portrayal of grief and culpability in a small community.

TIFF 2017: ‘Bodied’ Takes The Gloves Off

'Bodied' is an important film, but a deeply flawed one.

TIFF 2017: ‘The Disaster Artist’ Frames a Masterpiece in Bad Films

Making someone want to watch a bad movie is what makes 'The Disaster Artist' such a great telling of a preposterous real-life story.
Breathe

TIFF 2017: ‘Breathe’ Can’t Quite Find Its Breath

Great performances make it hard not to at least like 'Breathe,' but they're in service of comfort food for period piece fans that will unfortunately do nothing for those outside of that audience.
The Florida Project

TIFF 2017: ‘The Florida Project’ Delights and Devastates in Equal Measure

'The Florida Project' is unflinching at times, and one of the best films of the year.