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The Shelf Minisode: Greta Gerwig on Lady Bird

From acting, to writing, and now directing, Greta Gerwig has established herself as a distinct voice in modern cinema. We jumped at the chance to chat with her about Lady Bird and this exciting new phase in her career.

Saoirse Ronan Interview

Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, The Grand Budapest Hotel) talks to Dork Shelf about how her latest film Brooklyn echoes her own life experiences living between Ireland and New York City.

Lost River Review

Ryan Gosling has written and directed an art film unlike any movies that are getting made these days. In that sense, Lost River is already an accomplishment, it also happens to be beautifully shot, well acted, and deserves to be seen on the big screen.

The Grand Budapest Hotel Review

Simultaneously his most gorgeous to look at and most pointedly melancholy film to date, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel might not be the whimsical auteur’s best film, but certainly one of his funniest and possibly the most valid one stop shop for anyone wanting to talk about his special brand of quirks and neuroses.

Violet & Daisy Review

Alexis Bledel and Saoirse Ronan are a fine duo in the offbeat teenage hitwoman dramedy Violet & Daisy, but the film will be best remembered for one of the sweetest, most touching performances from the late James Gandolfini.

CONTEST: See THE HOST Across Canada!

Enter for a chance to win one of five pairs of passes to see an advance screening of The Host (from Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer) in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver on Thursday, March 28th courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 8

Following a much earned day off from posting that saw us watching even more movies and preparing more interviews, we return with part 8 of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Lords of Salem, Zaytoun, Reality, Passion, Byzantium, The Act of Killing, The Suicide Shop, and Hellbenders.

Hanna Review

Hanna is about a young girl being raised by her father in a log cabin in the sub-arctic. But as you might guess, this eponymous girl is unique: she is being trained as an assassin. Too often movies try to be more than they are - to impress with such intensity as to send them over the top - but Hanna is content to be a little piece of something elegant.