With dozens of featured acts to explore, rediscover, and fall in love with, here's a primer on the artists featured in "the best film of the year," Questlove's bold, brilliant “Summer of Soul.”
Seventeen years after we were first introduced to Jigsaw in Saw, Chris Rock brings the franchise back into the spotlight as a police crime thriller that disappointingly fails to live up to its full potential.
A deep dive into the stellar Sundance documentary Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), capturing a major music moment too long overlooked.
Anne Hathaway gets campy in update of Roald Dahl classic.
Top Five is the best use of writer, director, and leading man Chris Rock's talents on the big screen to date.
Top Five Special Presentations Chris Rock has been appearing in films since the 80s, but they’ve rarely ever managed to capture what it is that makes him special. Much like Richard Pryor before him, Hollywood producers saw a brilliant, honest, and vicious stand-up comic and cast Rock in mugging slapstick roles unsuited to his talents. […]
TIFF didn't announce an opening night film alongside today's announcements of Galas and Special Presentations for their 2014 festival this September, but they announced plenty to get people excited for the event.
This week at The Bloor brings the premiere of the latest from Paradise Lost director Joe Berlinger, the solid Whitey: The United States v. James J. Bulger and the rousing sports drama Next Goal Wins.
As one might guess One Direction: This Is Us (from already noted sell-out documentarian Morgan Spurlock) is more of a commercial for the band's success aimed squarely at fans who will never once admit their dreamboats are manufactured. That's fine. As is the manufacture music. Those 3D musical numbers, though, still aren't any interesting thanks to a clear and distinct lack of stage presence.
This week at The Bloor: the powerful and distressing Call Me Kuchu looks at LGBT human rights abuses in Uganda (now more timely than ever given the current landscape in Russia that's eerily similar), and Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp takes a look at how a "street poisoned" criminal found catharsis in confessional writing to become one of the most vital African American literary voices in history.
Grown Ups 2 sucks, but even by that bold statement it still manages to improve on its rock bottom predecessor.
While not as great as the Paris set original, actress Julie Delpy's 2 Days in New York offers some nice late summer fluff and a return to form for co-star Chris Rock.
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Of all the months this summer, June has become so stacked that we had to divide our summer movie preview up into two parts! Today, we take a look at Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Magic Mike, That's My Boy, Safety Not Guaranteed, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation!
Now that The Avengers has whet the appetites of Summer moviegoers, let's take a look at the other big releases this month, including Men in Black III, Dark Shadows, Battleship, and The Dictator.