James Gandolfini

Violet & Daisy Review

Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan are a fine duo in the offbeat teenage hitwoman dramedy Violet & Daisy, but the film will be best remembered for one of the sweetest, most touching performances from the late James Gandolfini.

Interview: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Dork Shelf talks with recent Emmy winner and TV icon Julia Louis-Dreyfus about her starring role in the comedy Enough Said and creating chemistry with the cast, how she brought her own personal feelings about her eldest leaving for college to the production, why she never really actively sought out work in film prior to this and stuck to TV, and what sports movie contains her favourite cinematic moment.

Interview: Nicole Holofcener

Dork Shelf talks to Enough Said director Nicole Holofcener about how she draws inspiration from real life, the passing of James Gandolfini, how the late actor wasn’t her first choice, why it took so long for anyone to give Julia Louis-Deryfuss a starring role, and the difficulties of modern filmmaking as a female director who likes making age appropriate movies about real women.

Interview: Toni Collette & Catherine Keener

Dork Shelf talks to Enough Said co-stars Toni Collette and Catherine Keener about the differences between female characters written by men and those created by women, the reality that writer-director Nicole Holofcener brings to her productions, and why they see both of their characters’ professions as somewhat crazy.

TIFF 2013: Enough Said Review

Enough Said Special Presentation Director: Nicole Holofcener A sweet and unforced romantic comedy of errors set against the spectre of divorce, Enough Said finds writer/director Holofcener going for a bit more warmth and good will this time out following the darker Please Give. While not a reinvention of anything, it’s a well acted, snappily realized […]

Not Fade Away Review

While admirably personal to a small degree and brimming with appropriate 1960s period detail, Sopranos creator David Chase's first feature film Not Fade Away cloyingly drones on about how hard the late sixties were, how great the Stones are, and is designed to appeal to no one other than Chase's closest friends.

Killing Them Softly Review

Killing Them Softly is a stunning looking and sounding picture with some great performances and directorial panache to spare, but it becomes a bit of slog once the film's bursts of ultraviolence run aground of the constant, unsubtle economic badgering.

Contest: See KILLING THEM SOFTLY in 4 Cities!

Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Killing Them Softly in Halifax on Monday, November 26th or in Toronto, Ottawa, or Winnipeg on Thursday, November 29th from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films.