Robert Carlyle's directorial debut The Legend of Barney Thomson is a twisted little crime comedy that shows the influence of great directors Carlyle has worked with in the past.
The Gunman stars Sean Penn as a sniper in a film that feels past its prime. Despite a stellar supporting cast including Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone, the only thing on mark is the aim of the protagonist.
Win tickets to an advanced screening of The Gunman in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Victoria, Calgary, Halifax, Winnipeg and Edmonton.
Noah (Darren Aronofsky, 2014) – The most remarkable aspect of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is simply the fact that it exists. It’s not supposed to be possible for an idiosyncratic director to get a massive blockbuster budget to make a challenging and thought-provoking movie no matter how many battle scenes are wrapped around the ideas. More […]
Definitely not a straight-faced biblical epic, the first 90 minutes or so of Darren Aronofsky's Noah is a highly entertaining fantasy epic with scope and grandeur. The remaining 40 minutes is exactly the same kind of sour and dour film Aronofsky has made throughout his career thus far. It's okay overall, but wildly uneven.
This week at the video store marks the arrival of three European imports - the Swedish gangster saga Easy Money, British cop thriller The Sweeney, and the comedic Irish slasher Stitches - as well as the home video debut of the HBO original movie Hemingway & Gelhorn.
This week, our archival DVD column looks at various stages of growing up with looks at Good Will Hunting, High Fidelity, and Adventures in Babysitting, and a look at the volatile nature of change in The Proposition.
This week's a busy one at the video store, as we take a look at Chronicle, Hard Core Logo 2, a BBC remounting of Great Expectations, Rampart, Albert Nobbs, the first season of Hell on Wheels, Wrestlemania XXVIII, and a very brief, curt message about The Devil Inside.
Sometimes a press release comes along that’s just too implausible to pass up. There’s just something about it that catches the eye or something in the content that contains a hard to refuse offer. Such is the case with this week’s direct to DVD release of the film 13. The release stated that the film starred Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Shannon in a remake of director Gela Babluani’s wonderful 2005 film 13 Tzameti with Babluani returning to helm the new version.