#REVIEW: “TO THE WONDER”
There is no Director more divisive than Terrence Malick. In fact, his 2011 Best Picture Contender Tree of Life is one of the rare instances where I've seen an actual notice posted at the Theatre explaining a "No Refunds" policy to Patrons, his unconventional Filmmaking PRed in unapologetic manner. Clearly, Critics loved it - especially locally with the Toronto Film Critics Association naming it their Best Film. Malick's latest, a Romantic-Drama titled To the Wonder premiered at ...
Art is a serious business. Oscar-winning Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) resurfaces once again after a brief hiatus with Crime-Thriller, Trance, centering around London Fine Art Dealer Simon (James McAvoy) who becomes involved with a group of Criminals to whom he is indebted. His repayment involves him stealing a rare Painting from his Art House, but after the planned Heist fails, seeing him get a sharp blow to his head, what results is him experiencing ...
Review by: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
This could have been a Movie that simply patted Americans on the back; subsidized White Guilt and paid back the interest on reparation. Some have surmised that Hollywood has been keen as of late on doing exactly that. What with Lincoln and Django Unchained barely out of theaters. They’re right of course, Tinseltown has been eager to broadcast the Black & White issue in Technicolor. However, all of these Films have been about more than just ...
#REVIEW: “THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES”
Guaranteed, you've never seen anything quite like it. Fans of 2010's ill-fated Blue Valentine, Writer/Director Derek Cianfrance's heartbreaking ode to falling in and out of love. He raises the bar way high in this sophomore effort, effectively giving us three Movies in one with The Place Beyond the Pines, the linear Story of three Men whose fates were sealed hermetically by one defining moment. The gritty Drama is a study of Action and Consequence, fluidly stringing their stories together ...
#REVIEW: “THE COLONY”
As if enduring this endless Winter weren't horrific enough, Writer/Director Jeff Renfroe takes us to a snow-covered, ice-filled World post-Apocalypse. Supplies are meager and the Future is uncertain without an end in sight to the Whiteout. Fear grows rampant with the presence of a deadly Virus threatening the lives of those inever-shrinking Colony 7, led by Briggs (Laurence Fishburne). Along with their Leader, Sam (Kevin Zegers) and Graydon (Atticus Dean Mitchell) volunteer to check-in on ...
#REVIEW: “HIT N’ STRUM”
After making a splash on the Festival Circuit, Musical-Drama Hit 'n Strum from Stuntman/Musician/Director/Writer/Actor Kirk Caouette now finally sees a theatrical release. Amidst some of Hollywood's Heavyweights filling our theatres, the Film delivers a distinctly Canadian flavour and instead of disguising itself as Los Angeles, proudly it is set in the streets of East Vancouver.
Centering around a homeless Street Busker named Mike (Caouette) who one fateful day is hit in an accident by ...
#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 ...