A solid Guantanamo thriller starring Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster, and Shailene Woodley.
With a whole lot of catching up still to be done, our film and arts editor gives brief reviews of the Calvin and Hobbes documentary Dear Mr. Watterson and the teen drama Geography Club, and tells you where to check out his reviews of the British dystopian drama How I Live Now and the WWII fable The Book Thief.
A complex, thorough, and painstaking tribute to the legend of reggae icon Bob Marley, director Kevin Macdonald has crafted the documentary experience of the year so far with Marley.
Since we can't possibly cover all 180+ films at this year's HotDocs festival before it kicks off this coming Thursday, our Film and Performing Arts Editor dishes on what films we are most looking forward to catching once the festival hits.
Brothers, buddies, pals and duos have been the life blood of cinematic narrative from the Blues Brothers to Bad Boys. The bond made between two individuals in the name of a cause and in the face of disagreements is the thin but pivotal thread that sews many films together. The Eagle, based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel The Eagle of the Ninth, like so many adventures before it, places its weight on the four shoulders of two heroes, played by G.I. Joe’s Channing Tatum and once Billy Elliot, now Jumper Jamie Bell.