#REVIEW – “THE SAPPHIRES”
One of this year's hidden treasures comes from Down Under and for those of you who didn't get to see it at TIFF last September, here's your chance at long last. The Sapphires is based on the true story of an Aboriginal-Australian Girl Group and their journey to sing in Vietnam for the American Troops during the War there in 1968.
Venturing to a Pub for an Open Mic Night, Sisters Gail (Deborah Mailman), Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell) and Julie (Jessica Mauboy) realize that they are not welcome on ...
#REVIEW: “SPRING BREAKERS”
Money changes everything. Director/Writer Harmony Korine has long been refining his craft in the Indie world and at long last Spring Breakers just might be the star-studded affair that propels him into mainstream familiarity - whether or not that is his hope.
The Dramedy which reads almost like a Fantasy, centers on four College Girls: Faith (Selena Gomez), Cotty (Rachel Korine), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens) and Brit (Ashley Benson) who embark on their eagerly-awaited Spring ...
#REVIEW: “GINGER & ROSA”
Set amidst the Cold War, Ginger & Rosa is a Coming of Age Tale about two young Girls who while seemingly inseparable, are torn apart by a world of changing ideals, while the threat of a Nuclear Disaster is before them.
Ginger (Elle Fanning) experiences deep frustration living with her suffocating Mother Natalie (Christina Hedricks) and increasingly distant Father Roland (Alessandro Nivola). Determined not to become like her Mother, Ginger decides to move in with her Father, as does ...
Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself. Director/Writer Paul Weitz (About a Boy, In Good Company) based on his Track Record, really knows how to tug on our heartstrings and even more so he knows how to make us laugh. His latest effort Admission continues his fascination with unconventional Families and true to form, his biggest Fans will be delighted.
At the heart of this College Coming of Age Story (ironically not centered on a College Student) is Harvard University ...
#REVIEW: “OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN”
Imagine an America without a President, where Terrorists have free reign over the White House, deciding the fate of a Nation, ultimately impacting the World. Olympus Has Fallen is the latest in a litany of post 9/11-inspired Films, this one from acclaimed Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) envisioning a vulernable America under-siege.
The Film centers on former Presidential Guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), whom we see relegated to Desk Duty after he fails to protect during a ...
#REVIEW: “THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE”
By: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Movies are more than just moving pictures, they’re magic. The recent return to Oz reminded us of this fact by bringing a projector to the Land of Faraway. However, there’s another reel which has shown us the power of magic in the here and now. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is said Film, a Family-friendly show that will reach out and grab via some Abracadabra.
Lead Actor Steve Carell has always been an on-screen advocate for the Magical Arts. In ...
#REVIEW: “SMASHED” ON DVD
One of 2012's most hidden gems is Smashed, which had the distinction of premiering here in the City at TIFF in September. Written and directed by James Ponsoldt, the Dramedy centers around a Grade School Teacher named Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), whose battle with Alcoholism spills into the most important aspects of her life including her Career, Marriage and relationship with her Mom. Without the full support of her Husband Charlie (Aaron Paul), Kate finds herself at odds with herself, ...
#REVIEW: “RUST AND BONE” DVD
After debuting prolifically last year to raves at the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, Rust and Bone surfaces on Home Video. The French-Belgian Drama is hot on the success of much recognition this Awards Season at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Rust and Bone centers around a young Man named Alain (Matthias Schoenaerts), a jobless Single Father with a passion for Kickboxing, who struggles to make ends meet and be present as a Father for his young ...
#REVIEW: “OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL”
Few Films truly take you away to another World and make you fall so much in love that you are sad to leave by the end of it all. Such is the magic that is Oz The Great and Powerful, Director Sam Raimi's sorta Prequel to The Wizard of Oz. Expectations are high for the $200-million Production and the question on everyone's mind is, just how good it really is, with the bar raised so impossibly high in its association with such a widely-revered legacy.
We are introduced here to an on-the-run ...
Everybody has to figure out who they are in life and several great Films have been made about the subject of Coming of Age. None however, are quite like Chan-Wook Park's Stoker, the English-language Debut from the Director responsible for Cult Classic Old Boy, Screenplay by talented and far under-utilized Actor Wentworth Miller. Juxtaposing blood and beauty, the Psychological-Thriller although at moments Hitchcockian is unlike anything we've seen and anything you'll ever forget.
After the ...