Despite a great leading performance from Jeremy Renner and a relatively untold true story, Kill the Messenger is a bit of a missed opportunity.
Revenge of the Green Dragons Special Presentations It’s very easy to see why Martin Scorsese produced the latest film from Andrew Lau. Not only did Lau create the successful Infernal Affairs franchise that would allow Marty to make The Departed, but this decade spanning and thoroughly brutish crime saga (a collaboration with co-director Andrew Loo) […]
Muppets Most Wanted is one of the most purely entertaining Muppet adventures ever conceived.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of passes to an advance screening of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, or Vancouver on Thursday, August 21st, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!
While it might adhere too slavishly to mob movie conventions at times, The Iceman boasts an excellent leading performance from the always great Michael Shannon that makes it worth watching.
From moment to moment, The Place Beyond the Pines is a strong piece of work comprised of terse dialogue, pain-eyed performances, sudden bursts of violence, and heavy thematic resonance. Unfortunately, it never quite holds together to deliver anything as profound as the somberly existential tone seems to promise.
Killing Them Softly is a stunning looking and sounding picture with some great performances and directorial panache to spare, but it becomes a bit of slog once the film's bursts of ultraviolence run aground of the constant, unsubtle economic badgering.
We talk to director Andrew Dominik about his latest Brad Pitt starring crime drama Killing Them Softly about the economic of crime, making a personal statement following his previously divisive film, sound design as music, and working with Pitt and Ray Liotta.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Killing Them Softly in Halifax on Monday, November 26th or in Toronto, Ottawa, or Winnipeg on Thursday, November 29th from Dork Shelf and Alliance Films.
Day two of our TIFF 2012 coverage rolls on with looks at Anna Karenina, The Iceman, Antiviral, No, Amour, The Sapphires, Pusher, The Secret Disco Revolution, and What Richard Did.
This week on DVD we look at the stellar Oscar winning foreign drama A Separation, Richard Linklater's unfortunately slept on Bernie, the direct to DVD efforts Breathless, A Girl Walks into a Bar, and the Dolph Lundgren starring One in the Chamber. Oh, and some indie film called The Hunger Games