Bill Condon

The Fifth Estate Review

Although it gets off to a pretty rough start and is a bit overstuffed, Bill Condon’s somewhat fictionalized “inside WikiLeaks” drama The Fifth Estate manages to generate some thrills once it gets the dynamics of the larger than life characters out of the way.

The Good Liar Review

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen elevate Bill Condon's literary thriller The Good Liar, based on the novel by Nicholas Searle.

Mr. Holmes Review

Sir Ian McKellan elevates Mr. Holmes, an otherwise unremarkable period potboiler, to stunning heights with his titular performance as the great detective.

Home Entertainment Review: Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (Bill Condon, 1995) – After the explosion of rubbery VHS horror in the 1980s, the 90s was a rough decade for the genre. The slasher icons were worn out, the biggest horror trend was adding a sense of irony that diluted genuine scares, and the direct-to-video market crossed the line […]

The Fifth Estate Review

Although it gets off to a pretty rough start and is a bit overstuffed, Bill Condon’s somewhat fictionalized “inside WikiLeaks” drama The Fifth Estate manages to generate some thrills once it gets the dynamics of the larger than life characters out of the way.

TIFF 2013: The Fifth Estate Review

The Fifth Estate Gala Director: Bill Condon Thankfully not painting Julian Assange as an idealistic do-gooder worthy of lionizing, Condon’s look at the rise, tarnishing, and partial dismantling of WikiLeaks gets off to a bit of a rough start before settling into a thrilling and nuanced character drama with some great performances. Focusing largely on […]

This Week in DVD: 3/5/13

This week on home video we check out The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Wreck-It Ralph, The Intouchables, Red Dawn, The Marine 3: Homefront, The Bay, and Girls Against Boys.