Matthew Lillard

Serial Mom Blu-ray Review

Just in time for Mother’s Day comes Shout! Factory's lush Collector's Edition of quite possibly John Waters’ most accessible comedy, Serial Mom.

The Trouble With the Curve Review

The Trouble With the Curve isn't the worst movie ever made, nor is it even close to the weakest movie of Clint Eastwood’s career. It might be dull and old fashioned, but I suppose it's perfectly watchable for passive viewers who like baseball or the aging movie star. It's just instantly forgettable and brings nothing new to the baseball movie genre that’s already overstuffed with these cliched entries.

TIFF Next Wave Round-up

We take a look at the inaugural TIFF Next Wave teen oriented film festival with an overview and a review of three of the festival's biggest titles. including 17 Girls, Re:Generation Music Project, and the directorial debut of actor Matthew Lillard, Fat Kid Rules the World.

The Descendants Review

In Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, the most catastrophic events that befall the main characters happen off screen, making it a kind of glossy kindred spirit to the more youth oriented romance Like Crazy and the much beloved cult drama Martha Marcy May Marlene. Payne creates a story about privileged people dealing with real world issues without a sense of detachment or boredom. Sofia Coppola should see this film and take notes.

The Scream Chronicles: Part One

After watching all four Scream films again on Blu-ray, I find it a bit strange that I haven’t devoted more time to talking about a series of films that single-handedly revived the slasher genre with a blend of genuine terror and self-reflexive humour. So here now begins a four week long look back at the history of the now seminal series that has been slaying audiences since 1996.