Jude Law

TIFF 2013: Dom Hemingway Review

Don Hemingway Special Presentation Director: Richard Shepard Jude Law delivers the best performance of his career as a boorish, loutish, foul mouthed, just released from prison London area safe cracker, but the film built around him isn’t even handed enough to do his work justice. It’s a choppy and episodic look at the titular career […]

Contest: Win SIDE EFFECTS on DVD!

The time has come to celebrate the home video arrival of one of the best movies of the year so far. Enter for a chance to win one of five copies of Stephen Soderbergh’s SIDE EFFECTS on DVD, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.  SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin […]

Side Effects Review

If the riveting old school styled thriller Side Effects truly manages to be the last film from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, he picked a hell of a film to go out on. It might not be the most ostentatious film in the director’s canon, but there haven’t been many thrillers this well constructed and efficient since the world lost Alfred Hitchcock.

Anna Karenina Review

What makes director Joe Wright and actress Kiera Knightley's latest collaboration on Tolstoy's Anna Karenina somewhat startling is the fact that it’s an oddball self-conscious, almost Brechtian experience in audience alienation as well (apologies for getting pretentious, but it’s the kind of movie that requires that sort of talk).

Rise of the Guardians Review

While it looks great, Rise of the Guardians teams up some of your favourite childhood hits in a film that's annoying, chaotic, and terribly written. It's as if Michael Bay decided to up and make a film for the under 10 crowd.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 2

Day two of our TIFF 2012 coverage rolls on with looks at Anna Karenina, The Iceman, Antiviral, No, Amour, The Sapphires, Pusher, The Secret Disco Revolution, and What Richard Did.

360 Review

Unremittingly bleak and down tempo, Fernando Meirelles 360 is the highbrow depressive equivalent of a modern day Garry Marshall film.

This Week in DVD: 6/12/12

We review a whopping 7 films currently out on DVD. There's a whole bunch of good, not great and a couple of real stinkers as we look at Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Machine Gun Preacher, The Collapsed, Madison County, The Prodigies, and Demoted

Contagion Review

Director Steven Soderbergh takes on a deadly viral outbreak in his latest film, Contagion, with the same episodic story structure that he employed when he took on the war on drugs in Traffic. What this means is that Contagion is a very well made and often fascinating film that feels longer than it really is and it forgets about most of its characters at fairly inopportune times. The two films could really play side by side as a double bill of Soderbergh procedurals. They have almost the exact same strengths and the exact same faults.

Sherlock Holmes Review

When I was a kid Young Sherlock Holmes was one of my favourite movies (it still is). The young detective cut his teeth not on finding the family jewels, but on cults and devil worshippers. I have a feeling the screenwriters of the new Sherlock Holmes may have been as well. Which is not a […]

Trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes

The first trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law has hit the web. RocknRolla was a great return to form for Ritchie, I’m hoping he’ll continue the trend with Holmes. If the trailer is any indication Sherlock Holmes looks like it will be highly entertaining.