Did we miss anything? Here are 10 films of the 2010s that our friend Phil Brown couldn't in good conscience allow to be left behind from That Shelf’s retrospective.
TIFF 2017: Downsizing Review.
As we dig out from under the pile of Blu-Ray and DVD releases that have come into the office this month, we take a look at Criterion editions of Soderbergh's underrated King of the Hill and Truffaut's Jules and Jim, Blu-rays for Thor: The Dark World, Nebraska, Wadjda, and Blue is the Warmest Color, and a DVD of the found footage thriller Banshee Chapter.
Our Film and Performing Arts Editor gives his picks for what he thinks will win big at tomorrow night's Oscar ceremony. Please note: he is still not an expert.
Alexander Payne's Nebraska is a film with a down home vibe that feels ripped straight from the pages of dog-eared Reader’s Digest that’s been read countless times by various patrons in a waiting room while their oil gets changed. And I mean that as a compliment. It’s downright charming, and devoid of condescension towards the dreamers, uneducated schemers, and old timers that move its protagonist's journey along.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Nebraska in Montreal on Wednesday, November 27th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Paramount Pictures.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Nebraska, the latest film from director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants), in Toronto on Wednesday, November 20th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Paramount Pictures.
We talk to the Oscar winning writing team behind The Descendants - Nat Faxon andCommunity actor Jim Rash - about their directorial debut, The Way, Way Back, the deeply personal journey to get it made, what it takes to craft a believable coming of age story, and looking back on the real life inspirations, themes, and moments that made the film what it is.
In Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, the most catastrophic events that befall the main characters happen off screen, making it a kind of glossy kindred spirit to the more youth oriented romance Like Crazy and the much beloved cult drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Payne creates a story about privileged people dealing with real world issues without a sense of detachment or boredom. Sofia Coppola should see this film and take notes.
It's that time of year again! With the 2011 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, the festival group today announced the first batch of special presentations and galas.