Chris Cooper

Cars 3 Review

Are the Cars movies merely merchandising cash cows that grown-up Pixar fans wish would just go away, or have they morphed into something more?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Whatever you thought of Marc Webb’s previous outing in the rebooting of the Spider-man Marvel Comics franchise is precisely what you’ll think of The Amazing Spider-man 2 with very little deviation.

August: Osage County Review

Although it could use a more accomplished director at the helm, August: Osage County is a gleefully misanthropic, exceptionally acted dark family comedy from the same crazy writer who brought you Killer Joe and Bug.

The Company You Keep Review

The Company You Keep, the latest thriller from actor and director Robert Redford is almost quaint in terms of how unpretentious it is despite subject material and a stacked cast of familiar faces that could have been so much more than this. But it's that smallness that makes it all that much better.

The Nic Cage Project: Adaptation

To celebrate TIFF’s ongoing Bangkok Dangerous: The Cinema Of Nicolas Cage series, Alan Jones has resurrected his retrospective of the actor’s work entitled The Nic Cage Project. In this edition, Jones takes a look at Charlie and Donald Kaufman's brilliantly contrived Adaptation – playing tonight at the Lightbox.

The Muppets Review

While it’s as funny as one would hope a Muppet film would be, the rebooting of this finely-felted gang of friends does have a few fairly big problems. Structurally the film is a bit wonky and the script feels like the result of many different people having a lot of different feelings about the tone of the film. To call a film like The Muppets out on such seemingly trivial issues might sound like the groaning of Statler and Waldorf, but despite any such complaints The Muppets are undoubtedly back at the top of their game comedically.