Awesome Friday: Dec 22nd Update


Greetings friends! Another solid week of writing here at Awesome Friday HQ.

Since last time we were here I’ve had the opportunity to review two films from the Whistler Film Festival, I finally saw Tenet, and the season finale of The Mandalorian underwhelmed me.

Once again I’d like to thank each of you for your readership, and if you are a patron I’d like to thank you for that too. I really like doing this and I appreciate every penny that helps me keep doing it.

This week coming I have a few pieces coming, but also it’s Christmas so from me to you: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Jubilant Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Festivus, or whatever you celebrate I hope it’s a good one.


Awesome Friday: Dec 15th Update


Greetings friends.  Apologies for not having updated last week.  Real-life, man.  It’s a thing!

Since the last update, your patronage has helped me write eight pieces.  Four reviews from Disney+, Netflix, and AppleTV+ (including a review of WolfWalkers, one of the best movies of the year) plus recaps of the last two episodes of The Mandalorian (the most recent of which was the best of this season so far).

I’m also attending this year’s virtual edition of the Whistler Film Festival, which for me started with one of the best Canadian films I’ve seen this year. 

It’s been a pretty good two weeks, is what I am saying. Thank you again for your ongoing support, I greatly appreciate it,d and I love you all. 



Review: ‘Godmothered’ has its heart in the right place

Review: ‘Mank’ is a love letter to old Hollywood

Review: ‘Wolfwalkers’ beautiful Irish fairy tale is one of the best animated features of 2020

Review: ‘Safety’; The first Disney+ sports movie is a safe bet

Whistler Film Festival:

Heads up Canada: Whistler Film Festival is on!

WFF Review: ‘Souterrain / Underground’ is one of the best Canadian films of the year

The Mandalorian:

Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2, Episode 6: ‘The Tragedy’ is a fun ride to a predictable ending

Recap & Review: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Episode 7: ‘The Believer’ couples good action with good character development

Awesome Friday – Nov 29th Update

Funny Boy

Three items for your reading pleasure this past week, and I hope you enjoy them! An updated classic from Disney+, Canada’s Oscar contender, and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

Awesome Friday: Nov 22nd Update

The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

Hello, again, my friends. This week I wrote four things for your reading pleasure, and each of those pieces is to tell you that I liked something. Lego and Star Wars made a fun holiday special, Kurt Russell is back as Santa, and Chadwick Boseman’s final performance is simply full of life.

I hope you enjoy them!

Awesome Friday: Nov 15th Update

The Mandalorian

Greetings friends! This week on Awesome Friday I covered four new things for your reading and viewing pleasure. The latest Ron Howard movie, a documentary about the Mercury Seven, the return to screen for Sophia Loren, and the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

I hope you enjoy!

Awesome Friday: Nov 8th Update

The Child

Greetings friends! This was a slower week on Awesome Friday, but your support helped bring three pieces this week.

First, I had the pleasure of speaking with Canadian horror director Amelia Moses about her new film Bloodthirsty, which screened as a part of Blood in the Snow Film Festival. This was the second time I’ve spoken to Amelia, and she was a blast to speak to both times.

Blood in the Snow Inteview: Amelia Moses on her film Bloodthirsty

Second, last years festival darling Saint Frances is headed to a VOD release in Canada this week and I got to take an early look.

Review: ‘Saint Frances’ is an honest look at adulthood

And third, a recap and review of the second episode of the second season of The Mandalorian on Disney+. If you missed Baby Yoda last week, I have god news for you this week.

Recap & Review: The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 2: ‘The Passenger’ is all The Child, all the time.

Every pair of eyeballs on my work and every cent of support is greatly appreciated and I thank you all for it. If you are already a patron, thank you. If you are not, and you like what you’re reading, please consider becoming one. Thank you.


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Awesome Friday: Nov 1st Update

The Mandalorian

Greetings friends! This week on Awesome Friday I covered a few films and series.

This week continued coverage of the Blood in the Snow horror film festival, as well as a review of the Netflix original His House, and a recap and review of the second season premiere of The Mandalorian.

As always, thank you all for your readership, and if you like what you are reading please consider throwing some support my way. Every dollar counts toward helping me do this thing I love doing.


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Blood in the Snow Festival Coverage