A tall, broud-shouldered lug with a swindler’s smile, equal parts intellectual and corporeal, Burt Lancaster was a legend by the time of his death in 1994, and Bil Antoniou ranks fifteen of his films featured on the Criterion Channel.
Here are ten 2020 film adaptations to read during social distancing before the movie theatres re-open.
A song of resistance soars above the towering condominiums in Johnny Ma’s To Live to Sing. The film, Ma’s sophomore feature after Old Stone, is an evocative portrait of culture at a crossroads. To Live to Sing takes the gritty realism of Ma’s debut feature a step further. Inspired by a Sichuan opera company he […]
Criterion Channel has assembled seventeen films that deal with films within films, here they are in my preferential order.
Wendy Hiller would have laughed to see anyone summing up her twenty-one film career. She always considered it something of an adjunct to her work on stage.
Bloodshot is a comic book adaptation that stars Vin Diesel as an indestructible former soldier on a quest for vengeance.
Acclaimed Métis writer/director Marie Clements' feature debut Red Snow is a marvel of a film.
Swallow is a confident, uncomfortable, and nasty little film that will make you think twice about what it truly means to have agency.
First Cow might the only western about a pastry chef the world will ever see.
Schitt's Creek director Jerry Ciccoritti tackles the pros and cons of dirty pictures in Lie Exposed, which could have learned a thing or two from Moira Rose and her nudes.
The Way Back is a welcome reminder that Ben Affleck is capable of greatness
Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s coming-of-age drama proves that Kelly Depeault is an actor to watch.
Toronto plays itself in indie break-up drama with relatable Millennial angst, sans avocado toast.
Kristen Stewart shines in a middling biopic about actress Jean Seberg.
John Turturro reprises his beloved Big Lebowski character.