Michael Stuhlbarg

Parental Guidance MCU Rewatch: Doctor Strange

Critic Jenny Bullough pledged to embark upon an epic MCU rewatch with her family before they see Avengers: Endgame – and answer the all-important question: should you watch these with your kids? By the Hoary Hosts of Hoggoth it's Doctor Strange!

TIFF 2016: Arrival Review

Denis Villeneuve's Arrival is quite simply one of the most extraordinary, affecting, and eye-opening films of the year.

Trumbo Review

Can Trumbo rise above its award baiting, self-congratulatory Hollywood biopic trappings?

Steve Jobs Review

Steve Jobs must face ghosts from his past on the eve of three historical product launches in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Dickensian take on this modern mythological character.

Cut Bank Review

Cut Bank uses a cast, setting and story similar to some of the best work put out by the Coen brothers, but this ain't the Coen brothers.

TIFF 2014: Cut Bank Review

Cut Bank Contemporary World Cinema Coming down somewhere between a late 90s Tarantino knock-off that has been pulled out of mothballs and a Coen Brothers homage that never should have been made in the first place, the bizarrely atonal and baffling small town crime thriller Cut Bank from first television director Matt Shakman fails at […]

Films in Brief: 4/18/14

It’s been a busy week with all of us gearing up for our massive Hot Docs coverage, but here’s a look at what else is playing on local screens this week that we haven’t gotten around to reviewing yet, including the Disneynature documentary Bears, the romantic drama The Face of Love, the Canadian teen road flick Hold Fast, the psychological thriller Stress Position, the literary minded Meetings with a Young Poet, and the ballet documentary Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq.

Blue Jasmine Review

Thanks to an excellent script and a knock-out leading performance from Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine is handily Woody Allen's best film since the early 1990s. Instead of being fun, playful, or genre based, it's emotional, real, and keenly perceptive.