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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: ‘Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters’ Has More Hoverbikes, Fewer Boardrooms

'Planet of the Monsters' is a unique, if rather unsuccessful attempt at taking the Godzilla franchise into some new territory.
In This Corner of the World

Tom Watches Movies: ‘In This Corner of the World’ Mixes Sweetness and Sorrow

'In This Corner of the World' mixes harrowing and deeply affecting war drama with slice-of-life sweetness to great effect.
Seoul Station

Tom Watches Movies: ‘Seoul Station’ Is Held Back From Greatness By Awkward Animation

For everything that 'Seoul Station' does right, there are a few key factors that keep it from greatness, most notably when it comes to the animation.

Tom Watches Movies: ‘Jackals’ Is Dyed-In-The-Wool Home Invasion Horror

'Jackals' is ultimately competent, but its lack of anything striking or interesting keeps it from being memorable.

Fantastic Fest 2017: ‘Jailbreak’ Fails To Stand Out Despite Excellent Action Scenes

'Jailbreak' probably won’t be the game-changer that fight-film fans are hoping for.

Tom Watches Movies: ‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ Isn’t The DCAU Return You Might Have...

'Batman and Harley Quinn' doesn't hold a candle to the 90s show it's inspired by, but fans could do worse.

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'?