Sienna Miller

TIFF Review: HIGH-RISE Is A Rare Gonzo Beast

When a movie opens with its lead eating a neighbourhood dog amidst the post-apocalyptic ruins of a destroyed apartment building you know you’re in for an unconventional time. When that movie stars mainstream (anti-)hero Tom Hiddleston (best known as Loki from Thor) then it’s also bound to inspire strong reactions from mixed crowds, as it did at TIFF this year when it prompted walkouts during its premiere.  (more…)

American Sniper Review

American Sniper (2014)

Dir: Clint Eastwood

Based on the ostensibly true story of the deadliest American sniper in history, Clint Eastwood’s latest film proves to be another above-average entry in the burgeoning War On Terror genre (after last year’s similarly-themed Lone Survivor). A considerably bulked-up Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle, a sniper so deadly he earned both the title “Legend” from his U.S. comrades and a six-figure bounty on his head from jihadist foes. (more…)