Laura Dern

The Founder Review

The Founder marks another great performance from Michael Keaton, but unlike the character he plays, its aspirations are greater than its reach.

99 Homes Review

99 Homes is essentially Wall Street for the era of the U.S. bailout and sub-prime mortgage collapse. An assured return to form for filmmaker Ramin Bahrani that benefits from a wealth of style and tension and a pair of exceptionally matched leading performances.

Wild Review

Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée and leading actor Reese Witherspoon deliver some of the best work of their careers with the emotionally powerful Wild.

TIFF 2014: 99 Homes Review

99 Homes Special Presentations Essentially Wall Street for the era of the U.S. bailout and sub-prime mortgage collapse, this assured return to form for filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Goodbye Solo, At Any Price) benefits from a wealth of style and tension and a pair of exceptionally matched leading performances. After being evicted from […]

TIFF 2014: Wild Review

Wild Gala Wild is a stunningly shot, exceptionally written film from Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée, with a great leading performance from Reese Witherspoon as a woman trying to find herself by any means necessary. After an emotional tragedy, Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon) sets off on a relentlessly self destructive path that nearly kills her. In order […]

When the Game Stands Tall Review

A standard faith based high school sports drama, When the Game Stands Tall falls just short of the goal line by never developing its characters.