Ben Stiller

Movies vs. Matrimony: Season 2 Round 11

Movies vs. Matrimony is a podcast that pits a husband and wife’s cinematic tastes against each other. Hosted by Daniel and Pauline Grant, each round of MvsM starts with the couple randomly selecting from a list made up of 10 of Daniel’s movies and 10 of Pauline’s movies. Whoever’s movie gets picked needs to defend it for the length of that movie’s run time.

Contest: See Zoolander 2

Here's one it probably feels like you've been waiting a really, really, ridiculously long time for. Enter for your chance to win passes to advanced screenings of Zoolander 2 in Toronto or Montreal.

While We’re Young Review

For two thirds of the running time, While We're Young feels like it might be Noah Baumbach’s finest outing to date. But does it stick the landing?

TIFF 2014: While We’re Young Review

While We’re Young Special Presentations Noah Baumbach’s bitter little filmmaking pill has never been wildly popular, but he’s been surprisingly consistent enough to earn and maintain a healthy cult of support. That small audience of angry people with a sweet tooth for bitter comedy should be quite pleased by the writer/director’s latest effort, particularly after […]

20 Sleeper Hits You Can Rent for Free from Bay Street Video

Our film editor was asked to contribute to a list of dozens of "sleeper hits" that can currently be rented free of charge from Bay Street Video in Toronto. Given the vague definition of the term, here is why he chose his films on the list and gives recommendations for other films to pair alongside the free rentals.

Hot Docs 2014: Interview – Neil Berkeley

Much like the subject of his second feature documentary, Neil Berkeley is on the road around midday in Southern California. I can occasionally hear road noise and his blinker in the background as he talks on his hands free connection while I’m on the other end in Toronto. It’s oddly fitting and leads to a […]

Unsung Anniversaries #3: American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt

For this week's Unsung Anniversaries, we go with a pretty deep cut to celebrate the 25th anniversary of American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, and in the process talk a little bit about the history of 1980s movie making powerhouse Cannon Films, what happens when a franchise has to recast its lead, and why the film has two standout performances from cult acting icons that almost make it worth watching.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Review

Although it doesn't work 100% of the time, Ben Stiller's take on James Thurber's famous short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty shows the filmmaker and actor maturing as an artist full of wonderful vision and boundless ambition that make it a joy to watch.

The New Old: The Jaws of Our Youth

This week, some films to appeal to our younger memories, as Phil Brown looks at the Blu-ray debuts of Jaws and The Royal Tenenbaums and Andrew Parker dives into new blu's for Grosse Pointe Blank and Halloween 4 & 5