Ewan McGregor

TIFF 2016: American Pastoral Review

Special Presentations Going into American Pastoral, all I knew was that this was Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut in which he plays a father whose life is ruined by his daughter’s political actions in the 60s. Not a groundbreaking premise, but when an actor has been around as long as McGregor and worked with as many great […]

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.

TIFF 2013: August: Osage County Review

August: Osage County Gala Director: John Wells Combing a collection of superstars slumming for awards, a TV director, and single location family dinner setting, August: Osage County sounds like easy awards bait worth dreading. That is unless you recognize the writer: Tracy Letts. He’s the man whose twisted imagination spun Bug and Killer Joe and […]

Jack the Giant Slayer Review

There assuredly a fair bit of fun to be had while watching Bryan Singer’s classic-yet-cracked fairytale adaptation Jack the Giant Slayer, but it’s the kind of fun that needs to be had with the brain’s switch firmly placed in the off position.

The Impossible Review

Combining top notch and genuinely emotional disaster filmmaking with sadly standard melodrama, The Impossible feels awkward, but there's still a lot to love about it.

Contest: See THE IMPOSSIBLE Across Canada!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to see an advance screening of The Impossible in Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver on Wednesday, January 9th courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 7

A new week begins and we're still covering the films of TIFF 2012! Today: Cloud Atlas, Quartet, The Impossible, Spring Breakers, Everyday, Writers, In the House, and iLL Manors

The New Old: Cults of Personality

In this week's archival DVD and Blu-ray column, Phil Brown looks at three cult favourites that break genre expectations: Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave, Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude, and the John Wayne classic Hondo.

This Week in DVD: 5/1/12

Following an extremely slow DVD release week last week, this week's columnists Andrew Parker and Zack Kotzer take on a marginally less slow week with looks at Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, Ti West's The Innkeepers, and the unnecessary sequel/reimagining The Wicker Tree.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Review

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen slides into screens this week with one of the most uninspiring titles for a major release in years, but at least this movie does exactly what it says on the box. Admittedly, there are a handful of sweet and funny little moments as well as some nice performances from, but the film is ultimately about, well, salmon fishing in Yemen. It's not exactly riveting subject matter. Sure assassinations, wartime tragedy, liberal doses of verbal sparring, and some gentle romance are woven in, but ultimately the movie is about the magical healing powers of fishing.