Writing is a cerebral process that does not lend itself easily to the screen. From The Shining to Adaptation to Delirious, the cinematic history of showing writers honing their craft is a rocky road. Shirley aims to expose us to bits of Shirley Jackson’s creative process, but much like the character herself, we never get […]
Fury mostly succeeds as a war film, but don't expect anything original.
To celebrate the release of the movie Fury our film guy heads to Oshawa, Ontario to ride in and learn about Sherman tanks.
Noah (Darren Aronofsky, 2014) – The most remarkable aspect of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is simply the fact that it exists. It’s not supposed to be possible for an idiosyncratic director to get a massive blockbuster budget to make a challenging and thought-provoking movie no matter how many battle scenes are wrapped around the ideas. More […]
Definitely not a straight-faced biblical epic, the first 90 minutes or so of Darren Aronofsky's Noah is a highly entertaining fantasy epic with scope and grandeur. The remaining 40 minutes is exactly the same kind of sour and dour film Aronofsky has made throughout his career thus far. It's okay overall, but wildly uneven.
Despite a noticeably lower budget, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is a worthy and entertaining bit of family pleasing fluff that's just as good as the franchise's first entry was.
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It took well over a decade for Stephen Chbosky’s seminal 1990s set young adult novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower to come to life on the big screen, and having the book’s author write and direct the finished version works quite well on an emotional level, but not entirely in terms of filmmaking. Those with fond memories of Chbosky’s high school set tale of music, depression, friendship, and alienation (like myself) will be more than happy to know that thematically and structurally the film stays true to the source material. The only real problem is that it’s apparent that Chbosky is a far more talented writer than he is a director.
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With the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival kicking off this Thursday, Dork Shelf begins their coverage of the Festival of Festivals with our look at Dredd 3D, The Sessions, Krivina, Rust and Bone, I Declare War, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the huge opening night gala, Looper.