Lily Collins

Tolkien Review: The Real Lord of the Rings

Tom of Finland director Dome Karukoski returns with another biopic about an influential creative mind, this time turning his sights to famed Lord of the Rings writer J. R. R. Tolkien. Does the film do justice to the man or is it more focused on his legendary work?

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Review

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be barely passable for non-fans, but it's thankfully far less derivative than it looks on a passing glance. It all comes with a brisk pace, knowing wit, good performances, and a set-up that never talks down to its core demographic of fans by pandering to basic adolescent needs.

Interview: Harald Zwart

We sit down with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones director Harald Zwart about managing fan expectations, why blockbuster movies are so long these days, getting off to a fast start with author Cassandra Clare's series of bestsellers, crafting a strong female heroine, and that one time he stopped production to wake up the book’s author in the middle of the night with a question about a single word choice.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 7

A new week begins and we're still covering the films of TIFF 2012! Today: Cloud Atlas, Quartet, The Impossible, Spring Breakers, Everyday, Writers, In the House, and iLL Manors

Mirror Mirror Review

Although it boasts decent lead performances from Lily Collins and Julia Roberts, Mirror Mirror is a dreadful, pandering, and inane retelling of Snow White from Immortals director Tarsem Singh and producer Brett Ratner. It's this year's Sucker Punch.