Heidy Morales

Heidy Morales
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Hye's Musings

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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 59% Crisis (2021) The ensemble cast drives CRISIS and make it stronger... No one character stands out more than the other... since they are all fighting against the same 'evil'. In true thriller fashion, the film's pacing is fast and keeps one engaged in the stories. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2021
3/5 80% Some Kind of Love (2015) Some Kind of Love is a film mainly about family relations. It also points to the high needs dementia patients require; the sacrifices families make in such situations. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Farhope Tower (2015) With a strong enough story arch, good cast and good use of visual and sound effects, Mullen and team create a film that gives us the creeps in the right amount. Farhope Tower... certainly entertains. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 94% Tickled (2016) Farrier, with the help of his co-director Dylan Reeve, take us on a trip that goes beyond the world of 'competitive tickling'. This topsy turvy journey will surprise you, confuse you, anger your, and leave you wanting to hear more... - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
4/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Bombastic chases, dark humour, and poignantly truthful moments make Hunt For The Wilderpeople more meaningful than many other big name action or comedies out there. Definitely a film that everyone should see. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3.5/5 91% Women He's Undressed (2016) Women He's Undressed is a must-see fashion extravaganza for film lovers, and a never before seen glimpse into the unapologetically rich life of Orry-Kelly. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 85% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) The screenplay by Kraume and Olivier Guez create a story that, although slow-moving, is gripping. The cinematography adds a visual layer that adds to the mood of the film. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Prison Dogs (2016) A powerful and moving story, Prison Dogs is a reminder about the necessity to offer those incarcerated a second chance - a chance to show they are indeed human beings capable to love and improve the lives of others. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 86% Strangers on the Earth (2018) "[El] Camino is pure metaphor." And that is the point of this film - it allows us to partake in this journey and make our own meaning of El Camino... - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
4/5 No Score Yet Unarmed Verses (2017) Officer introduces us to the people of Villaways, and through its young residents, we learn the importance of belonging to a community. We also learn the importance and the power of art... - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 94% School Life (2017) School Life is a reminder of how important the role of teacher is in the formative years of one's lives. It is an entertaining and charming story that can be enjoyed alone, with friends and family as well. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
2.5/5 22% Kill Order (2018) The plot works to an extent. Like other action films, I understood parts of the plot and was confused by others. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3.5/5 No Score Yet Shiners (2018) Shiners makes us think about the consumerist culture we live in at this time. It also questions... how much we acknowledge those who provide us with a service. It helps in making us re-evaulate what service means in this world of disposable culture. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet My Enemy, My Brother (2015) My Enemy, My Brother... is a film that shows us the power of memories; the power of love; and the power of friendship. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 88% The Drawer Boy (2017) The Drawer Boy is a really good production artistically and technically speaking... This is a definite nice take Healey's play. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet On My Way Out: The Secret Life of Nani and Popi (2017) Brandon and Skyler Gross have made this feature documentary to honour their grandparents... Ultimately, the film reminds us of very core values of what makes us human. beings: the need and desire to love and be loved. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3.5/5 97% Z (2019) Although a familiar premise, Christensen directs a film that is full of chilly and creepy surprises. It also incorporate the clever special effects. These effects work really well in introducing us to the menacing Z. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
4/5 100% First One In (2020) 'First One In' contains dry humour, relatable characters, and a very excellent ensemble cast... Come for the laughter, stay for the competition, camaraderie, and friendship. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3.5/5 62% Hunted (2020) [Hunted[ is a genre film that goes beyond the gruesome and bloody violence... Paronnaud and team bring to light the actual horrors of rape culture with a story and a character that come across as quite real, in a visceral way, real. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
4/5 89% Sator (2019) [Sator] is an eerie and engrossing film that will evoke various emotions. Sator may not appeal to every horror (genre) fan given its slow pace. If you are willing to sit with it, however, it may surprise you. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
3/5 53% The Sinners (The Color Rose) (2020) The Sinners has other things to offer aside the Jawbreaker-like plot. For starters, the great cinematography by Stirling Bancroft; as well as, the work of composer Holly Amber Church whose atmospheric score complements the film quite well. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2021
4/5 86% Son of Monarchs (2020) Son of Monarchs moves seamlessly between present and past... The use of allegorical imagery helps emphasize Mendel's state of mind as a child and as an adult. Colours, landscapes, music and sound transport us through time and space. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2021
4/5 52% R#J (2021) Mixing text messages and Shakespearean dialogue, R#J takes us into the love language of the 21st century, where GIFs, Spotify playlist exchanges, and Instagram profiles kindle romance and emphasize moments of vulnerability. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2021
B+ 100% TransMilitary (2018) TransMilitary is a powerful reminder of the resilience and perseverance of the US transgender troops... and of the transgender community at large. It also reminds us that the fight for equity and equality is an on-going battle. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
B+ 90% Maxima (2019) In the film, we come to intimately understand Máxima and her family's struggles. Sparrow and team not only introduce us to this warrior woman, but also ask us to think about society's demand for precious metals affects others directly. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
A 97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) Inspired by a very real and transformative moment... [the film] threads a delicately complex story of a chance encounter between two Indigenous women with drastically different lived experience, navigating the aftermath of domestic abuse. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
A 100% Heimat Is a Space in Time (Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit) (2020) Through the use of family letters, photographs and government records, Heise attempts to piece together what remains of his family... The film serves as a sort of testimony of the [Germany]'s history, as well as, that of Heise's family. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
B- 97% Harpoon (2019) As it unfolds, Harpoon takes various twists and turns which make it fun to watch. Just when one thinks things will go one way, things unfold in a slightly different direction. Definitely a funny, over-the-top, gory, and entertaining ride. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
C+ 75% Nose to Tail (2019) Abrams is excellent as [the lead]... Excellent supporting roles by Lara Jean Chorostecki as hostess/girlfriend, Chloe; Brandon McKnight as Sous Chef, Keith; Salvatore Antonio as Sommelier, Steven. Also enjoyed seeing Toronto on the big screen. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
C 87% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) Standing Up, Falling Down does not introduce to any new story per se... Where the film charms and excels is in combining Scott and Marty's individual stories with the friendship that evolves between. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
B+ 78% The Cuban (2020) The Cuban is a touching story of a compassionate friendship that grows through music. This film is incredibly timely, especially as the world has its eyes on the realities of long-term care. Highly recommended for all audiences from young to older adults. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
B+ 82% The Painted Bird (2020) The Painted Bird is not an easy film to sit through. It also brings up the themes of good, evil, religion, politics, among a few others... It is a layered cinematic, but controversial and complicated film. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
4/5 100% She Never Died (2019) She Never Died is an entertaining film with a decent combination of genre themes that will garner positive responses from festival and general audiences alike. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5 100% Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End (2017) Through candid interviews with Booth, his wife Diana Day, friends, colleagues, and quiet moments of Booth at work, we get a glimpse at his private and public worlds. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 83% Knuckleball (2018) Knuckleball still hits the right notes... [It] is a decent thriller that is worth a little patience. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 92% Trench 11 (2017) Trench 11 does not disappoint. The crew's decent into virtually the unknown will keep you in suspense. Scherman and team create a believable war-horror film. - Hye's Musings EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018