#REVIEW: “THE GREAT GATSBY”
Review by: Jonathan Godfrey for Mr. Will Wong
Life is Poetry, and love is its pen, paper and prose. Few are those that find this out, fewer still are those that write it down. F. Scott Fitzgerald did both, and Baz Luhrmann continues to navigate this binary with poise. Having adapted Romeo + Juliet and written Moulin Rouge!, there is no question that his pen is mighty. Furthermore, his romances were equally as exquisite to the eye and ear, whilst touching the souls of many. His latest Film is ...
Blackbird is a Story of Choice and Consequence and this latest effort from Canadian Writer/Director Jason Buxton likely will make you walk away thinking twice about what you say or do. Set in a landscape of Teenage Angst, at the center of it all is lonely soul Sean Randall (Connor Jessup), who strikes an unlikely friendship with Deanna (Alexa Fast). After her Boyfriend Cory (Craig Arnold) discovers this, tempers flare and death threats are made online.
One thing leads to another and ...
Based on the true story of Thor Heydal (Pål Sverre Hagen) and his epic Adventure across the Pacific Ocean in 1947, Kon-Tiki recounts his daring Quest to prove the Theory that South Americans could have in fact been able to cross the Waters pre-Columbus, settling in Polynesia. Leaving behind his Wife Liv (Agnes Kittelsen) and two Sons almost without notice, he enlists a Team of five Men to build a Wood Raft, travelling only with materials that could technologically have been ...
#REVIEW: “IRON MAN 3”
Perhaps the most emotional installment of the Franchise thus far, Iron Man 3 delivers a long-overdue focus on the relationship between charismatic Billionaire Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and his beloved Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). And it is because of this mutual gender appeal that this just might commercially be the must successful of the three Films to date.
Resurfacing from the past, Dr. Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) seeks to reunite with Pepper. Mesmerized by his drastic physical ...
#REVIEW: “THE WE AND THE I”
After trying his hand at a Blockbuster in The Green Hornet, French-born Writer/Director Michel Gondry focuses back on the Art in his latest Feature, The We and the I. Capturing the essence and aroma of The Bronx perfectly, Gondry takes us on a Bus Ride along with a group of Teenagers on their last day of school.
Tensions get so thick among these Kids, you can almost breathe-in some of that humidity in the air this Summer Day. As each stop passes and they exit one by one, we get a Snapshot of ...
#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 ...