#REVIEW: “THE PAPERBOY”
After making a splash at the Cannes, New York and Toronto International Film Festivals, Lee Daniels' (Precious) second Effort, The Paperboy is now ready for release. Based on Peter Dexter's Novel of the same name, Daniels gathers together an A-List Ensemble Cast which includes Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, David Oyelowo and Macy Gray. Its Story centers around ambitious Writers Ward (McConaughey) and Yardley (Oyelowo), both working on a Piece which could clear ...
Few rides in 2012 have been anywhere near as thrilling as Ben Affleck's sophomore directorial effort, Argo and as a patriotic Canadian, it is impossible not to feel an overwhelming sense of Pride about our involvement in it all - even if some have their opinions about the Film's historical accuracy.
Set in 1979 during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Argo centers around six U.S. Diplomats who evade capture and are taken-into the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (Victor Garber). Time is ...
#REVIEW: “THE RAVEN”
Everything about Edgar Allen Poe was a Mystery and with records having been lost even after his passing in 1849, there always has been a great amount of uncertainty surrounding his death. One of the Pioneers of the Mystery Genre, he is epitomized in Director James McTeigue's The Raven, a fictionalized re-telling of Poe's (John Cusack) unfortunate final days, passionately in-love with Emily Hamilton (Alice Eve).
Baltimore at the time is under siege with a string of unsolved Murders, including ...
I'm unsure how he managed to do it, but True-Crime Novelist Ellison (Ethan Hawke) manages to persuade his Wife Tracy (Juliet Rylance) and Children to move into a new Home, hiding just one small detail: a Family was horrifically murdered in the backyard prior, with one Child left unaccounted for. Ellison hopes to solve this Mystery in an upcoming Book, which could well revive his ailing Career as a once-successful Author, finding inspiration and clues within the confines of the Home. Eventually, ...
#REVIEW: “SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS”
Marty (Colin Farrell) is a Screenwriter strapped for inspiration, finding himself entangled in a fatal web after his Friend Billy (Sam Rockwell) kidnaps the beloved Shih Tzu Bonny of dangerous Criminal, Charlie (Woody Harrelson). Things spiral dangerously out of control as Charlie closes-in on solving the mystery of who kidnapped his Dog at all costs, sparing lives if need be, while inspiration is being thrown at Marty from all directions at a pace he can’t quite handle. Joining-in on ...
#REVIEW – “THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER”
Adapted from Stephen Chbosky's popular Novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower easily is my favourite Film of 2012 thus far. Driven by some superb performances from an immensely-talented young Ensemble Cast, fronted by Logan Lerman as High School Freshman Charlie, the Coming of Age Drama will have you wishing you were young forever. Also wearing Director and Screenwriter's Cap, Chbosky delivers an authentic and heartfelt range of emotions, touching upon themes of love, loss and friendship, ...
A troubled Business Magnate Robert (Richard Gere) is on the verge of selling-off his company when he finds his focuses derailed when he gets himself into a downward spiral as a result of his own personal choices. A deadly mishap occurs, which if uncovered, could irreversibly destroy his life and Family. His endless drive to save himself from drowning comes at all costs, consuming fully his Wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon), his Daughter Brooke (Brit Marling), his Mistress Julie (Laetitia Casta) and a ...
#REVIEW: “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”
After being institutionalized, Pat (Bradley Cooper) transitions back to his normal life again, staying with his Parents Dolores (Jackie Weaver) and Pat Sr. (Robert DeNiro). His ultimate goal is to reconcile with his Wife, proving to her that they can pick-up where things left off, but along the way he meets an equally troubled Woman named Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence). Matters become complicated as they both get to know one another, confusing what it is that Pat really wants, as they prepare ...
#REVIEW: “HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET”
The difference between The House at the End of the Street and any other Haunted House-Horror is that this Mother and Daughter know exactly what they're getting, versus finding out along the way when it's already too late. This effort from Director Mark Tonderai has Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) aware precisely of a Double Homicide which took place on the same street they relocate to, all in the name of affordable housing.
Despite their genuine efforts to make ...
“INESCAPABLE” – MOVIE REVIEW #TIFF12
Adib (Alexander Siddig) is a wanted Man. After being accused of being a Traitor to his native Syria and marked for a Death Sentence, he flees to Toronto and begins what would be a settled life with his Wife and Daughter, Muna (Jay Anstey).Refusing to open-up about his mysterious past to his Daughter, she goes on a journey to connect with her roots, but goes missing after her identity is uncovered on a visit to Damascus.
On a desperate mission to locate his Daughter, Adib finds himself ...