Criterion Channel has assembled seventeen films that deal with films within films, here they are in my preferential order.
Alice Moran joins Jeremy to watch BULL DURHAM and lets him pretend to know stuff about athletics from time to time while they revel in a film that celebrates the brutal reality of minor league sports.
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea TIFF 2016 review.
We're celebrating the arrival of the Loose Cannons podcast on Dork Shelf with a very special interview. The Loose Cannons speak with filmmaker Hilla Medalia, the director of the documentary The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films.
The Loose Cannons finally hit a film they feel they can unreservedly recommend—John G. Avildsen’s proto-vigilante flick/thoughtful rumination on class and race in early 1970s America, Joe!
Though certainly uninspired, some great performances help make the serial killer flick The Calling worthwhile.
Melissa McCarthy’s first project as producer, writer, and star will most likely flop, but it’s not the abysmal failure than its curiously quiet dumping over the Fourth of July holiday in the States would suggest.
The Company You Keep, the latest thriller from actor and director Robert Redford is almost quaint in terms of how unpretentious it is despite subject material and a stacked cast of familiar faces that could have been so much more than this. But it's that smallness that makes it all that much better.
While not as action packed as fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would expect given his recent output, the character based drama Snitch is still an admirable change of pace.
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With films coming to home video two days this week (Tuesday and Friday) here's part one of our look at the latest releases including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Killer Joe, Total Recall, Premium Rush, and Arbitrage.
Even when adding subplots involving a deadly cover-up, crooked cops, and a shaky marriage, it’s still hard to make a compelling film set against the backdrop of investment banking. Luckily, Arbitrage overcomes potentially dry material with some great performances and a solid cat and mouse story where the mouse is being chased by dozens of cats through several different houses.
Day four of our TIFF 2012 coverage rolls on with the festival's second day and looks at Argo, The Company You Keep, West of Memphis, At Any Price, Berberian Sound Studio, Imagine, and All That Matters is Past.
With a story of a grumpy old man learning life lessons and pulling off heists with the help of a robot sounds like a concept that Disney would have come up with circa 1998, Robot & Frank is an incredibly sweet, charming, funny and deeply enjoyable movie that avoids grating sentimentality and builds actual excitement and emotion.
This week on video store shelves, Phil Brown stays home with Jeff, Who Lives at Home before developing Wanderlust, while Andrew Parker heads out west to deal with zombies in Exit Humanity and Christian Slater in Dawn Rider before returning home to wreck the place with Project X Also, a few words about the now cancelled Canadian cult series Being Erica and the intriguing family documentary My Reincarnation.