Time once again for our writers to look to their latest Blu-Ray, DVD, and VOD purchases with looks at new releases The Lego Movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alan Partridge, Small Time, The Cold Lands, Tapped Out, and A Wife Alone, and re-releases for The Life Aquatic, Judex, Hearts and Minds, The Revengers, and Countess Dracula.
Dom Hemingway contains plenty of thoughtful comedic performances and general ideas that are engaging enough to make one forget that the film itself isn’t all that great.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of Dom Hemingway in Toronto on Wednesday, April 9th or in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 16th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight!
Simultaneously his most gorgeous to look at and most pointedly melancholy film to date, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel might not be the whimsical auteur’s best film, but certainly one of his funniest and possibly the most valid one stop shop for anyone wanting to talk about his special brand of quirks and neuroses.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of Wes Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, in Toronto (on March 13th), Vancouver (on March 12th), or Calgary (TBD, week of March 17th), courtesy of Dork Shelf and Fox Searchlight.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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).
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.
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.
Unremittingly bleak and down tempo, Fernando Meirelles 360 is the highbrow depressive equivalent of a modern day Garry Marshall film.
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
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.
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 […]