Adam Sandler

Uncut Gems Review

The Safdie brothers' Uncut Gems – starring Adam Sandler – puts the collective nerves of viewers in a vice and ratchets them up for two straight hours.

The Cobbler Review

The Cobbler is one of the stranger films to come out of Hollywood in recent history, it's a bit of train wreck that's hard not to stare at even if you know you shouldn't.

Home Entertainment Review: Men, Women, and Children

Men, Women, and Children (Jason Reitman, 2014) – Jason Reitman is a tough director to pin down. He clearly wants to be taken seriously and often attempts to dive into dark subject matter. Yet, he’s also a crowd-pleaser who tugs on emotions manipulatively and craves populist response/box office. So that leads to muddled movies from […]

Top Five Review

Top Five is the best use of writer, director, and leading man Chris Rock's talents on the big screen to date.

TIFF 2014: Top Five Review

Top Five Special Presentations Chris Rock has been appearing in films since the 80s, but they’ve rarely ever managed to capture what it is that makes him special. Much like Richard Pryor before him, Hollywood producers saw a brilliant, honest, and vicious stand-up comic and cast Rock in mugging slapstick roles unsuited to his talents. […]

TIFF 2014: The Cobbler Review

The Cobbler Special Presentations I only have 300 words or less to explain The Cobbler, but I doubt I could adequately convey anything about it in less than 30,000 words. How else would one describe one of the most original and bafflingly crazy misfires you’ve ever seen? Like Ishtar, it’s a film that will someday […]