Vincent D’Onofrio

TIFF 2014: The Judge Review

The Judge Gala (Opening Night Film) It’s not that the Robert Downey Jr./Robert Duvall familial, courtroom face to face is patently unwatchable, but it feels as if it were created by robots in a laboratory that were programmed to exactly pin-point the kind of legal drama that would slay in the sticks. Hotshot big city […]

Escape Plan Review

One third of the Sylvester Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger team up Escape Plan is a decent popcorn action flick. The other two thirds are fairly abysmal. Fortunately, the good section is the middle hour of the film, meaning it’s a perfect film to watch on TV right after you missed the opening 30 minutes and right before you have to take off to be somewhere.

Contest: See ESCAPE PLAN Across Canada!

Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of Escape Plan - starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger - on Thursday, October 17th in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.

This Week in DVD: 11/13/12

This week on DVD Pixar's Brave and the re-boot of The Amazing Spider-man both take aim for home entertainment superiority. We also take a look at the underrated holiday heartwarmer Arthur Christmas, the apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and two cheesy direct to DVD action films: one that has Bruce Willis and the other with Steve Austin and Steven Segal.

The New Old: Sowing Season

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.

The New Old: Boys, Men, Aliens, and Gremlins

Lots of talk about boys and men this week as Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at the coming of age tale La Haine, 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.

Worldwide Short Film Fest Reviews

Short films are (almost) always amazing and inspiring. It is much more challeging to make a short film, as filmmakers have less time to develop a story and therefore must be as minimalist and economical as possible. Here is part one of my reviews of selected shorts from this year’s festival. Have you ever wondered […]