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“The Menu” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) #TIFF22
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“The Menu” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) #TIFF22

"The Menu" - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) A couple travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises. With that synopsis out of the way let me start by telling you that the synopsis and the trailers truly don't give this movie justice. The promos and the trailer don't truly prepare you for what you're about to see. The Menu is both an experience sorry wise not only for the person that wrote it but also for the expectations When they sit down to watch it. The Menu was the second movie that I was truly excited to sit down and watch during my coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival 2022. Jokingly one of the main reasons I wanted to watch this movie was because of the pr...
“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)
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“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)

"Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths" - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. BARDO is an epic, visually stunning, and immersive experience set against the intimate and moving journey of Silverio, a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles, who, after being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this simple trip will push him to an existential limit. The folly of his memories and fears has decided to pierce through the present, filling his everyday life with bewilderment and wonder. With both emotion and abundant laughter, Silverio grapples with universal yet intimate questions about identity, success...
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) #WakandaForever #BlackPanther #MovieReview #MCU #MarvelStudios
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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) #WakandaForever #BlackPanther #MovieReview #MCU #MarvelStudios

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) #WakandaForever #BlackPanther #MovieReview #MCU #MarvelStudios Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. It is absolutely a given that a follow up to Black Panther without Chadwick Boseman was going to be a difficult task. It is impossible for the MCU to move on we don't know the introduction of the Black Panther so director Ryan Coogler Hands full in bringing closure to T’Challa’s arc, and giving new li...
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). #TIFF22
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“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). #TIFF22

"Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). #TIFF22 Exploring every facet of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like ‘Eat It’ and ‘Like a Surgeon’ to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle, this biopic takes audiences on a truly unbelievable journey through Yankovic’s life and career, from gifted child prodigy to the greatest musical legend of all time. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was in a weird position, pun intended, when I first arrived at the Toronto International Film Festival 2022. To be completely honest the movie was on my radar, but I wasn't completely sure if I was going to be able to make it or squeeze it into my schedule. My first concern with this movie was that ...
“One Piece Film Red” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)
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“One Piece Film Red” – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)

"One Piece Film Red" - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) Uta the most beloved singer in the world. Her voice, which she sings with while concealing her true identity, has been described as “otherworldly.” She will appear in public for the first time at a live concert. As the venue fills with all kinds of Uta fans excited pirates, the Navy watching closely, and the Straw Hats led by Luffy who simply came to enjoy her sonorous performance the voice that the whole world has been waiting for is about to resound. Much like when I get the review other animated movies based on manga or comics that I don't read or that I don’t watch. I came in to watching One Piece Film Red With zero expectations and came out absolutely in love with the film. And because I cannot compare ot...
“Argentina, 1985” (Prime Video) – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla).
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“Argentina, 1985” (Prime Video) – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla).

"Argentina, 1985" (Prime Video) - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of Julio Strassera, Luis Moreno Ocampo, and their young legal team of unlikely heroes in their David-vs-Goliath battle, in which, under constant threat, they dared to prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship against all odds and in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the Military Junta. When Argentina, 1985 was originally announced and subsequently acquired by Amazon Prime Video, I had many reasons to be excited. As somebody that is a fan of anything that is based on a true story the whole backstory behind Argentina, 1985 sold it for me. Then we add the fact that Ricardo Darín in the lead role and this movie is Argentina'...
“Rosaline” (Hulu) – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)
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“Rosaline” (Hulu) – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)

"Rosaline" (Hulu) - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) Left heartbroken after Romeo begins to pursue her cousin Juliet, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and win back her guy in this comedic twist of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Yes we know we all know that I'm not a fan of RomComs, romantic comedies are not my thing and I really do try my best to avoid them at all costs. But when I was offered to review Rosaline there were something about this one specifically that I  just couldn't get away from. And let me just start by saying that I'm absolutely glad I gave this movie a chance and I believed you should do too. I believe the first thing that attracted me to the movie was when I watched the trailer and I saw that this is not a remake, this is no...
“Hellraiser” (Hulu – 2022) – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)
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“Hellraiser” (Hulu – 2022) – Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla)

"Hellraiser" (Hulu - 2022) - Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla) A young woman struggling with addiction comes into possession of an ancient puzzle box, unaware that its purpose is to summon the Cenobites, a group of sadistic supernatural beings from another dimension. I believe there is no secret that when Hulu announced that they were bringing back the Hellraise franchised or reimagining the Hellraise franchise this news was received with a mixture of joy and skepticism from fans of this horror classic, or maybe I'm alone in this one but that's how I felt when the news broke. This being said I came into this movie blind with zero expectations I don't remember if I watch the trailer when I originally publish it on the website, but I just didn't want to ruined experie...