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:

  • Kong: Skull Island
    March 10, 2017

    Kong: Skull Island Review

    Sorry Pacific Rim, Godzilla, and Jurassic World, Kong truly is King of the modern monster movie.

  • Doctor Strange
    February 28, 2017

    Doctor Strange Blu-ray Review

    Doctor Strange hits Blu-ray today, which means we watched (and listened) to all the extra goodies to help you decide if this one is Shelf-worthy.

  • My Scientology Movie
    February 17, 2017

    My Scientology Movie Review

    For decades Louis Theroux has mounted a one-man study of all the strangest subcultures in America for the BBC, in My Scientology Movie he goes after his most difficult group to date with results ranging from creepy to hilarious.

  • February 10, 2017

    Jim Jarmusch on the Poetry of Paterson

    We speak with Jim Jarmusch about his new film Paterson, the influence of poetry on his work, and the possibility of a Ghost Dog TV series.

  • February 2, 2017

    The Curse of the Blair Witch Continues

    The defeated directors’ commentary track on the new Blair Witch Blu-ray tells a very different story than the hopeful, feature length making-of doc on that same disc.

  • November 29, 2016

    The BFG Blu-ray Review

    Spielberg, Disney and Roald Dahl look like a holy trinity on paper, but how did it translate to the screen in The BFG? We take a look at the film and Blu-ray that hits shelves today.

  • October 27, 2016

    The Handmaiden Review

    The Handmaiden is perversely erotic, viciously violent, narratively twisted, deceptively comedic, and beautifully icky.