TIFF 2017: Suburbicon Review.
Peter Counter and Susan Stover aren't doctors, but they've sure seen a lot of people play them on TV! Tuned In takes on medicine in television.
Our Film Editor and Editor-in-Chief discuss the indies and blockbusters they're looking forward to in 2017.
The Coen bros may not be at the top of their game for Hail, Caesar!, but even a minor work from these major filmmakers is worth a second (or third) look.
Can Money Monster's talented cast and director bring relevant social commentary to the Hollywood thriller?
David Gordon Green departs from his usual indie fare to bring us the Sandra Bullock-starring political potboiler Our Brand Is Crisis, but are we buying it?
Our Brand is Crisis TIFF 2015 review
On this episode we review Tomorrowland, talk with author Neal Stephenson about his latest book Seveneves, and chat with Dale Wells of The Dandies, a Star Trek-themed Toronto improv group.
Tomorrowland has lofty aspirations and big ideas, but fails to bring it all together. There's entertainment value in the special effects and action scenes, but the story ultimately disappoints.
While it has some enjoyable moments, a complete lack of character development and an unsure storyline make George Clooney's latest directorial effort, the all star World War II period piece The Monuments Men, a bit of a ponderous disappointment.
Best viewed on the largest screen humanly possible to capture the scope and grandeur of every frame, Gravity is exactly the kind of blockbuster filmmaking mainstream audiences deserve but never get. It could very well over time gain the same kind of cultish notoriety as King Kong or Jaws in terms of delivering the goods to the viewer and giving audiences just enough to chew on to analyze it afterwards and view it again and again.
Gravity Special Presentation Director: Alfonso Cuaron Following a prolonged absence from the director’s chair after the remarkable Children of Men, Cuaron has finally returned with Gravity and the result demands the use of descriptors like “astounding” and “groundbreaking.” As a visceral viewing experience and space simulation, there’s simply never been anything like this before. Continuing […]
And now, all the film, game, and comic news that’s fit to print. Gremlins might be getting the reboot treatment, Cuarón's Gravity gets a release date, Dead Island: Riptide offends with crass Collector's Edition, fan campaign gets JRPG localized, the X-Men become an all-female team and the internet loses its shit, and DC Comics cancels a boatload of titles.
In Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, the most catastrophic events that befall the main characters happen off screen, making it a kind of glossy kindred spirit to the more youth oriented romance Like Crazy and the much beloved cult drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Payne creates a story about privileged people dealing with real world issues without a sense of detachment or boredom. Sofia Coppola should see this film and take notes.
With his latest film, The Ides of March, George Clooney reasserts himself as one of the best actor-directors working today. As a throwback to the political potboilers of the 1970s and 80s, Ides doesn’t break any terribly new ground, but much like Clooney’s previous directorial efforts it is a solidly constructed and tightly paced film with great performances from an all star cast.