American Masters and PBS take a by-the-books look at the life and career of controversial Southern novelist Flannery O'Connor.
The new sci-fi adventure movie AD ASTRA blasts into theatres everywhere on September 20, but That Shelf wants to send you and a friend to advance screenings of the film across Canada!
As a family, we pledged to embark upon an epic MCU rewatch before we see Avengers: Endgame – and answer the all-important question: should you watch these with your kids? Up next is 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger!
This week, James and Yaw reimagine the Emmy-winning '60s television show The Fugitive!
Not without ambition or merit, Tommy Lee Jones' The Homesman struggles to connect with its own material and emotional heft.
Enter for a chance to win run-of-engagement passes to see The Homesman in Toronto or Vancouver!
While it would be nice to say that the oddball Mafioso comedy The Family is a great return to form for French auteur Luc Besson, it wouldn’t be true. At best, it’s an intriguing misfire, full of style over substance, but the substance should be beefed up and the style cut back considerably.
Didn't win passes to the last advance screening we did for The Family? Well, here's a second chance. Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of The Family on Monday, September 9th at 7:00pm in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton, or Calgary, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of The Famly in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, or Victoria on Wednesday, September 4th, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.
Despite the genius of casting Tommy Lee Jones as famed American military icon Douglas MacArthur in a small supporting role, Emperor is a disappointing historical drama that wastes too much time on a useless love story instead of the more interesting and thoughtful issues at hand.
It might still have Steven Spielberg's trademark streak of sentimentality, but Lincoln might be the director's most satisfying historical drama to date,
Men in Black III is better than Men in Black II in so much as being tooth gratingly annoying and thoroughly incomprehensible is better than outright incompetence.
Lots of talk about boys and men this week as Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at the coming of age tale La Haine, Andrew Parker looks at the Quebecois hockey comedy Les Boys II, and Phil Brown looks at Men in Black, About a Boy, and the almost childlike inhibition of Gremlins 2: The New Batch.
Now that The Avengers has whet the appetites of Summer moviegoers, let's take a look at the other big releases this month, including Men in Black III, Dark Shadows, Battleship, and The Dictator.
If a man in a giant bat costume can be rationalized – intensely and dramatically – then so too can a man named Captain America. The name alone makes my skin crawl; it’s filled with so much camp and pomp. When I imagined what such a film would feel like I thought of Independence Day. With that as my prejudice, this movie had some challenges to overcome in the battle of authenticity versus believability. However, I am happy to report that Captain America: The First Avenger nailed it.