The depiction of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, ‘First Man,’ is a treat for the eyes, but suffers an emotional coldness that hampers its connection with the audience.
The Night the Prowler (no comma or ellipses for you, ladies and gentlemen) is an Australian movie that might be a satire about high society or a bloodless slasher movie … Continue reading Prime in the Dustbin: ‘The Night the Prowler’ (1978)
Writer/director Zack Wilcox’s film Hunting Lands is a slow-burn character drama, full of tension, with few words spoken.
Mudbound is a fascinating, moving film from director Dee Rees. Set in the deep south during the forties, this adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2008 bestseller is deeply affecting but not … Continue reading ‘Mudbound’ is a fascinating, moving film
Francis Lee’s debut feature God’s Own Country finds its soul in the rugged English countryside, bleak and affecting. Getting raves on the indie circuit, it’s a stark romance about a … Continue reading God’s Own Country
Martin McDonagh’s likes his comedies like his coffee: black. Actually, I have no idea how McDonagh takes his coffee, if he takes it at all. But boy does he have … Continue reading TIFF 2017: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Imagine this world isn’t the only world. This life isn’t your only life. There are others, variations, subtle shifts from one to the next but you don’t see them. Time … Continue reading The Curious Case of Robert LePage
Steve McQueen’s powerful drama 12 Years a Slave is one of the most talked about films of the year. The unflinching true story of a free man kidnapped and sold … Continue reading Songs of Solomon: Music From and Inspired by 12 Years a Slave
We all know about Bonnie & Clyde, the notorious outlaws from the Depression era who were young, in love, and ruthless criminals. Director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) is taking … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies – The Watch With Amanda Edition: Bonnie & Clyde
This weekend sees the release of a critically acclaimed film fresh off the TIFF red carpet, and it should be a lock for number one. Here’s our prediction: Prisoners is … Continue reading Prisoners Set To Capture The Top Spot – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions
This weekend, TIFF is running a retrospective of the films of Leos Carax called Modern Love. L’amour fou is what the French call it, crazy love, and a jumbled madcap romanticism … Continue reading Escape Velocity: The Films of Leos Carax
From Stephen King and Steven Spielberg comes Under the Dome, a 13-episode television “event” premiering tonight on CBS and Global. Based on the bestselling Stephen King novel of the same … Continue reading TV Pick Of The Week: Under The Dome