Allison Janney

The Girl on the Train Review

We reviewed the window Emily Blunt's character gazes out of in The Girl on a Train because it was much more interesting than the film itself.

Minions Blu-ray Review

Minions hits Blu-ray today, here's a helpful review in case you were wondering whether or not make room on your Dork Shelf for this animated kids comedy with some genuine laugh out loud moments.

Spy Review

In a year where espionage films seem to be everywhere, Spy is a welcomed spoof of those familiar archetypes, and a perfect star vehicle for Melissa McCarthy.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman Review

It took the better part of 60 years, but finally the work of master animator Jay Ward has a proper big screen adaptation in Rob Minkoff’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman. It stays faithful to the tone of the original show, delivers all new jokes, enhances the characters without destroying them, and by just updating the material enough so it doesn’t feel like a forced attempt at being hip.

Interview: Rob Minkoff

We talk to filmmaker Rob Minkoff, who returns to entirely animated feature filmmaking for the first time in 20 years (following his success with some obscure movie called The Lion KingMr. Peabody and Sherman this weekend. We talk about balancing the cartoon’s old school feel with new school storytelling techniques, what it’s like returning to animation, how long the film was in development, why he’s generally averse to overdoing pop culture references in films, and why Jay Ward’s work stands up so well on its own after so long.

Touchy Feely Review

Underwhelming, Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely feels like a stock American indie that never lives up to the talents of the director or the cast. It's not awful, but it never reaches it's full potential.

Contest: See THE WAY, WAY BACK in OTTAWA, CALGARY & EDMONTON!

We already helped with screenings in Toronto and Vancouver, but now it's time for our friends in Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton to enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to see The Way, Way Back on Monday, July 22nd for Calgary or Wednesday, July 24th for Ottawa and Edmonton, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight!

The Way, Way Back Review

Deeply funny and as uncomfortable as a forced vacation with the worst members of your family, The Way, Way Back is a summertime classic in the waiting.

Interview: Jim Rash & Nat Faxon

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.

The Oranges Review

While not terrible and despite a solid cast of pros, The Oranges is a limp comedy that trods over the same ground as countless suburban based comedies and dramas that came before it.