Phil Brown

Phil Brown is a Toronto-based film critic and entertainment journalist who contributes ramblings about film, comedy, and other pop culture obsessions to websites and publications like Dork Shelf, The Toronto Star, NOW Magazine, The Globe And Mail, C&G Magazine, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, High Def Digest, and others. He’s also appeared on CTV and made a variety of podcast and radio appearances to help delay his inevitable typing-related carpal tunnel syndrome.

Articles by Phil Brown:

  • August 29, 2017

    The Lion King Blu-ray Review

    Disney’s The Lion King is a 2D animation masterpiece and remains an extraordinary achievement for the company. Does the latest Blu-ray release of the film deserve a spot on your Dork Shelf?

  • August 7, 2017

    Teen Wolf Blu-ray Review

    80s camp classic and Sunday afternoon cable stalwart, Teen Wolf gets the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray treatment from Shout! Factory.

  • July 31, 2017

    Slither Blu-ray Review

    Shout! Factory’s Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Slither showcases the gruesome roots of one of Marvel’s most successful directors.

  • June 27, 2017

    Trespass Blu-ray Review

    Shout! Factory just released a new Collectors’ Edition Blu-ray of one of the most underrated efforts from the golden age of action movies, pick up Trespass the next chance you get.

  • The Commune
    May 17, 2017

    The Commune Review

    The Commune represents a kinder and gentler film by the standards of director Thomas Vinterberg, but the comedy still gets pretty dark.

  • May 10, 2017

    Serial Mom Blu-ray Review

    Just in time for Mother’s Day comes Shout! Factory’s lush Collector’s Edition of quite possibly John Waters’ most accessible comedy, Serial Mom.

  • Free-Fire-Featured
    April 21, 2017

    Free Fire Review

    Director Ben Wheatley returns with his simplest and most purely entertaining effort to date

  • April 18, 2017

    Tales From The Hood Blu-ray Review

    Shout! Factory releases the underrated Spike Lee-produced horror anthology Tales From The Hood on Blu-ray today, and their timing couldn’t be better.