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Thomas O'Connor

Beginning as a co-host on a Concordia TV film show before moving on to chief film nerd at Forgetthebox.net, Thomas is now bringing his knowledge of pop-culture nerdery to Sordid Cinema. Thomas is a Montrealer born and raised, and an avid consumer of all things pop-cultural and nerdy. While his first love is film, he has also been known to dabble in comics, videogames, television, anime and more. You can support his various works on his Patreon, at https://www.patreon.com/TomWatchesMovies You can also like the Tom Watches Movies Facebook page to see all his work on Goombastomp and elsewhere.

Tom Watches Movies: ‘Stephen King’s IT’ Is Dated but Not Toothless

Aside from one memorable performance, 'Stephen King's IT' is a mostly run-of-the-mill 90s miniseries.
The Mission

Tom Watches Movies: ‘The Mission’ Is The Great Unsung Hong Kong Action-Thriller

While it may not contain his most complex narrative, Johnnie To’s 1999 opus 'The Mission' is emblematic of all greatest strengths as a director.

‘Logan Lucky’ Puts A Southern Slant On The Heist Movie Formula

What better way for Steven Soderbergh to get back into the directing game than to return to a familiar genre with 'Logan Lucky'?

Fantasia 2017: Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl’

If you’re the type who is content to buckle in and let a work of art take you on a manic, breathless ride that almost never stops for air, then you’re in luck.
Blade of the Immortal

Fantasia 2017: ‘Blade of the Immortal’ is a Surprising Dud

'Blade of the Immortal' fails with its kitchen-sink approach.
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Fantasia 2017: ‘Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable’ Does Admirably Well Adapting the Bonkers...

Trying to explain Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure using words might be a lost cause, but let’s give it a shot anyway and see how far...
Junk Head

Fantasia 2017: ‘Junk Head’ Is Brilliant but Incomplete

Ultimately 'Junk Head' is the cinematic equivalent of a raw, uncut diamond.
Larry Cohen

Fantasia 2017: A Night in with Larry Cohen and ‘King Cohen’

This year, filmmaker Larry Cohen got his turn in the Fantasia spotlight, receiving his award before the world premiere of 'King Cohen.'

Fantasia 2017: Despite Adhering to Formula, ‘Confidential Assignment’ is Sure to Please

'Confidential Assignment' is a fun, engaging, buddy-cop action movie that hits all the bases with aplomb.
Final Master

Fantasia 2017: With ‘The Final Master,’ Xu Haofeng Continues to Dazzle

Back when it first aired at Fantasia in 2012, Xu Haofeng's first film, The Sword Identity, left audiences with an exciting feeling that they'd...