Isle of Dogs continues Wes Anderson's harmonious marriage of formalism and silliness.
From acting, to writing, and now directing, Greta Gerwig has established herself as a distinct voice in modern cinema. We jumped at the chance to chat with her about Lady Bird and this exciting new phase in her career.
Maggie's Plan TIFF 2015 review
This episode Meg and Elena are flying "duo" before almost two months worth of guest co-hosts! We talk Mistress America, Digging for Fire, Fun Home, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, the Hugo Awards, and more.
Boasting a script from Buck Henry and the best work Barry Levinson and Al Pacino have done in years, The Humbling might be the more rewarding (and somewhat more difficult) version of Birdman.
The Humbling Special Presentations These days, the news that a bunch of grizzled old Hollywood types have gotten together to make a film about aging should be received with a mixture of abject terror and disgust. The world needs another Bucket List or Last Vegas about as much as it needs nuclear warfare. Thankfully, the […]
Enlivened by the awkward elbow charm of star Greta Gerwig and grounded by the cynical wit of director Noah Baumbach, Frances Ha is a small movie that makes a big impact. It's practically a masterpiece.
For our final round-up of TIFF 2012 reviews we take a look at some great stuff yet to come and some films we're doubling back on with reviews for The Paperboy, Song for Marion, Frances Ha, Room 237, The ABCs of Death, Ghost Graduation, The We and the I, Imogene, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, Outrage Beyond, Come Out and Play, The Lesser Blessed, and The Bay.
We have not one, but two Lola Versus Blu-rays to give away. Greta Gerwig sparkles in this offbeat romantic comedy about looking for answers - and finding yourself - in a complicated world. When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiancé Luke (future Robocop Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) y the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola's chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.
While not one of the more disposable films in the Woody Allen cannon, the filmmaker's latest To Rome With Love only manages to be a mildly amusing mishmash of four separate, mediocre, half-baked stories instead of just one really good one.
Thanks to the natural charm and grace of leading lady Greta Gerwig, Lola Versus fares better than a lot of similarly unrelatable NYC hipster fare.
For someone missing in action for over a decade, writer/director Whit Stillman fits into the current indie comedy landscape pretty comfortably with Damsels in Distress.
Dork Shelf talks to Damsels in Distress director Whit Stillman about how films have changed during his lengthy absence from behind the camera, his casting process, and the rise of fratboy cinema.
Much like the original Arthur with Dudley Moore from 1980, director Jason Winner's Russell Brand starring remake is a film perfectly befitting of it's main character. It is a film that coasts by so effortlessly on the charm and wit of the actor at the centre of it, that it is a hard film to dislike. It also really isn't that great of a film, and much like the billionaire, alcoholic playboy at the heart of the film, it has a lot of problems that are either never addressed or are dealt with too late in the film to have much of an impact.