What is Witty Watching?

M3gan – Movie Review

Synopsis: A robotics engineer at a toy company builds a life-like doll that begins to take on a life of its own.Director: Gerard JohnstoneStars: Alison Williams, Violet McGraw, Jenna Davis January always sees new releases in the thriller/horror genre. Seems fitting,...

A Man Called Otto – Movie Review

Synopsis: Otto is a grump who’s given up on life following the loss of his wife and wants to end it all. When a young family moves in nearby, he meets his match in quick in quick-witted Morison, leading to a friendship that will turn his world around.Director: Marc...

The Whale – Movie Review

Synopsis: A reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.Director: Darren AronofskyStars: Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau The last time I saw a Darren Aronofsky...

Babylon – Movie Review

Synopsis: A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.Director: Damien ChazelleStars: Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Diego Calva,...

Hunt – Movie Review

Synopsis: A spy movie based on the 1980s National Security Planning.Director: Lee Jung-jaeStars: Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung, Heo Sung-tae The only way to start this review is to tell you that I love Squid Game. I have countlessly referred to the breakout Netflix...

Stay the Night – Movie Review

Synopsis: A failed work opportunity prompts chronically single Grace to pursue a one-night stand with a stranger. Turns out he's an on-the-outs professional athlete in town with a problem of his own. Maybe they can help each other.Director: Renuka...

The Menu – Movie Review

Synopsis: A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu with shocking surprises.Director: Mark MylodStars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Hoult Director Mark Mylod is probably best known...

She Said – Movie Review

Synopsis: New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigation that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault...

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Movie Review

Synopsis: The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T'Challa.Director: Ryan CooglerStars: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Tenoch Huerta Gone but not...

Decision to Leave – Movie Review

Synopsis: A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife during his dogged sleuthing.Director: Park Chan-wookStars: Park Hae-il, Tang Wei, Lee Jung-hyun In 2013, Spike Lee released a movie called Oldboy, I really enjoyed...

Speak No Evil – Movie Review (Sundance Film Festival)

Synopsis: A Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday. What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes try to stay polite in the face of unpleasantness.Director: Christian TafdrupStars: Morten Burian, Sidsel Siem Koch,...

Prey for the Devil – Movie Review

Synopsis: A nun prepares to perform an exorcism and comes face to face with a demonic force with mysterious ties to her past.Director: Daniel StammStars: Jacqueline Byers, Virginia Madsen, Colin Salmon German filmmaker Daniel Stamm likes to play in the dark. By that I...

Ticket to Paradise- Movie Review

Synopsis: A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.Director: Ol ParkerStars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever) Let me start with the obvious, Julia Roberts and...

Piggy – Sundance Movie Review

Synopsis: An overweight teen is bullied by a clique of cool girls poolside while holidaying in her village. The long walk home will change the rest of her life. Director: Carlotta Pereda Stars: Laura Galan, Claudia Salas, Pilar Castro This film premiered at the 2022...

Halloween Ends – Movie Review

Synopsis: The saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode comes to a spine-chilling climax in this final installment of this trilogy.Director: David Gordon GreenStars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak In 2018 at the Toronto International Film Festival the...

Amsterdam – Movie Review

Synopsis: In the 1930s, three friends witness a murder, are framed for it, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.Director: David O. RussellStars: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Robert DeNiro Of all the...

The Inspection – TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. Director: Elegance Bratton Stars: Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, Raul...

The End of Sex – TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: A couple feeling the pressures of parenting and adulthood, send their kids to winter camp for the first time and embark on a series of sexual adventures to reinvigorate their relationship.Director: Sean GarrityStars: Emily Hampshire, Jonas Chernick, Gray...