Eli Roth pivots from the relentless gore that marked his early career and churns out a comparatively sedate effort in the form of an erotic psychological thriller. (more…)
Month: October 2015
The James Bond Rewatch: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999)
What’s more outlandish – another megalomaniac bringing the world to the brink of destruction or asking audiences to believe Denise Richards is a nuclear physicist?
TIFF Review: ANOMALISA Is Adult Animation, Charlie Kaufman-Style
Having first dealt with puppets tangentially in Being John Malkovich, writer Charlie Kaufman has now fashioned an entire movie around them in the supremely idiosyncratic and quietly moving Anomalisa. (more…)
The James Bond Rewatch: TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)
Brosnan’s back as Bond and it’s… not very good.
TIFF Review: ROOM Celebrates The Resiliency Of The Human Spirit
Room faces a considerable challenge – how do you adapt a book that mostly takes place in a cramped room and is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy? (more…)
Review: EVEREST Stumbles On Its Way To The Summit
A star-studded cast and dazzling cinematography help elevate the adventurous Everest, while clichéd dialogue and some abrupt tonal shifts keep it from summiting the highest heights. (more…)
The James Bond Rewatch: GOLDENEYE (1995)
After a six year hiatus a new Bond (played by an Irishman!) emerges, the first to tackle the shifting politics of the post-Cold War era.
Review: Moral Murkiness Abounds In Sleek SICARIO
The War on Drugs provides the high-stakes setting for Sicario, with the surprise being that it’s taken this long for a thriller to use such a fertile real world milieu. (more…)