Teen Spirit is a tale as old as time – uundiscovered talent (Elle Fanning) yearns to escape her dull and dreary life and sing for the masses – told sparingly and skillfully by writer-director Max Minghella.
TIFF 2017: Mary Shelley Review.
One of our favourite films this year is now on Blu-ray, so we took another look at The Neon Demon and the extra features that may or may not make it "Shelf Worthy"
Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest dreamy nightmare might be his most divisive film to date – it may also be his best.
Can Trumbo rise above its award baiting, self-congratulatory Hollywood biopic trappings?
We speak with director Jay Roach about bringing Dalton Trumbo's life to screen and how he avoided getting typecast as solely a comedy director.
Win passes to see Trumbo in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, or Halifax courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne films.
Maleficent (Robert Stomberg, 2014) – There’s undoubtedly something inspired about casting Angelina Jolie as the classic Disney villain Maleficent, and certainly in the few scenes in which the actress revels in evil the film works as promised. Unfortunately, most of the movie is wasted as yet another Disney fantasy adventure reboot a la Alice in […]
There's not enough story, character, or originality to sustain Jake Paltrow's great looking and well acting apocalyptic western The Young Ones.
While it isn't the best film from LAIKA, The Boxtrolls still excellently showcases the animation studio's love for creativity.
Enter for a chance to win a copy of Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt on Blu-Ray courtesy of Dork Shelf and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment!
We talking to British filmmaking legend Sally Potter about her latest film Ginger & Rose, and her casting process, recreating the 1960s down the street from her own home, her thoughts on deep friendships, how young people are underestimated, and the question of what accessibility and placing a bit of oneself into a story actually entails.
Twixt is not a blockbuster, but it is certainly a genre piece; a dream-inspired, Dan Deacon scored, Poe-themed vampire ghost murder story genre piece. The film is a weird stand out even in the Francis Ford Coppola portfolio. It’s definitely nowhere near Apocalypse Now, it’s not even Rumble Fish, but Twixt, for all of its uneasy flaws, is incredibly fun to watch.
It’s safe to say that many filmgoers will always measure newcomer sci-fi epics by the standards of the classics that came before them. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and the now thirty-to-forty year old peers that reserve warm fuzzy spots in hearts around the globe. So it was both interesting and completely logical that Steven Spielberg, creator of these titan classics, would use the talents of J. J. Abrams, undeniably a contemporary lord of genre, to, in essence, create a new film that makes tribute to his own triumphs.