The Criterion Channel has put together small collections of films by noted filmmakers past and present, choosing three each to represent the essence of their work.
Teen Spirit is a tale as old as time – uundiscovered talent (Elle Fanning) yearns to escape her dull and dreary life and sing for the masses – told sparingly and skillfully by writer-director Max Minghella.
The BFG is the first Disney film directed by Steven Spielberg and delivers the blend of classic storytelling and modern moviemaking we hoped it would.
Win tickets to a 3D advanced screening of Disney's The BFG in Edmonton, Whitby, or Mississauga. Disney's The BFG opens across the country on Canada Day.
Joel Edgerton directs and stars in the new thriller The Gift opening August 7. We're giving away passes to advance screenings in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Calgary!
Transcendence (Wally Pfister, 2014) – More than anything else, Transcendence is a lesson in how tone can kill a movie. The premise is goofy, the science is half-cocked, and the message is obvious. However, it is a blockbuster, so those things wouldn’t matter quite so much if it were bright, colorful, and silly. But Transcendence […]
On this episode we review Transcendence starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany. We also speak with Kevin Hanchard of Orphan Black about what to expect in season two.
Transcendence is so universally awful and painful to sit through that it becomes the rare kind of film where partway through you keep questioning if it’s worse than other similarly abysmal misfires.
Short on enthusiasm and originality, the legal thriller Closed Circuit wastes a talented cast, writer, and director on something that's been done to death. The film isn't merely ill conceived. It feels like it was cloned in a lab.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Closed Circuit in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, or Edmonton on Monday, August 26th at 7:00pm, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!
Not only is Iron Man 3 an almost insurmountable high bar to clear for this summer movie season and the best Marvel film to date, it's also just an excellent all around movie. It's the antithesis of shallow blockbuster filmmaking that still delivers the goods and knows how to be a fun and enjoyably twisty ride thanks to Robert Downey Jr.'s continued excellence as Tony Stark and some fresh new energy courtesy of writer and director Shane Black.
While far from the best film of the year like Ridley Scott said last year upon the film's UK release, The Awakening is an efficient and slow burning chiller does offer some genuinely good scares, some interesting thematic material, and a strong leading heroine before a muddled ending sours things slightly.
Enter to win one of five pairs of passes to see The Awakening during its run of engagement in Toronto or Vancouver from Dork Shelf and eOne Films.