Mia Wasikowska

Crimson Peak Blu-ray Review

Guillermo del Toro's gothic romance Crimson Peak didn't get the love it deserved in theatres, fortunately it still got the full treatment for its new Blu-ray release.

Crimson Peak Review

Crimson Peak offers up more proof that Guillermo del Toro is one of the most exciting filmmakers in the business.

Madame Bovary Review

Director Sophie Barthes adapts one of the great works, casting the formidable Mia Wasikowska in the title role as one of literature’s most famous social climbers and doomed heroines. Does the film adaptation do Flaubert's novel justice?

TIFF 2014: Maps to the Stars Review

Maps to the Stars Gala From the cold, calculating, and cynical brain of David Cronenberg comes an unexpected Hollywood satire. At first, it’s jarring to see Cronenberg staging a gleefully foul mouthed and filthy comedy amidst a group of drugged up, self-obsessed, La-La-land phonies. The script from Bruce Wagner is not particularly funny, but an […]

Tracks Review

It’s probably hard to make a film about someone simply walking from one end of a desert to another, but there’s got to be a better way to handle it than how John Curran does in Tracks.

Only Lovers Left Alive Review

Only Lovers Left Alive might be world renowned auteur Jim Jarmusch’s most widely accessible film, but that doesn’t mean it’s a straight up vampire story or a tale of lovers under strain. It’s a eulogy for a dying way of life that paints the filmmaker as the last of a dying breed.

This Week at The Bloor: 1/31/14

This week at The Bloor Cinema, films and stories about children featuring Nina Davenport's First Comes Love and film scholar Mark Cousins' more literally titled A Story of Children and Film

TIFF 2013: The Double Review

The Double Special Presentation Director: Richard Ayoade After starting his directorial career with a pitch perfect recreation of bad 80s television in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Richard Ayoade has slid into to feature filmmaking by mimicking much artier affair. His sweet little debut Submarine riffed on Wes Anderson and all the French New Wave directors that […]

TIFF 2013: Only Lovers Left Alive Review

Only Lovers Left Alive Special Presentation Director: Jim Jarmusch It’s easy to get lost in a song, which explains why it’s so easy to immerse yourself in Jim Jarmusch’s wandering snow globes. From the Memphis ghosts of Mystery Train to the street bred samurai of Ghost Dog, Jarmusch embraces musical influence in a very literal […]