The store is busy with frenzied shoppers buying Christmas gifts. Above the noise, the eyes of two women find each other. It’s a strange, magical, fleeting moment. A chance encounter that will ripple through various lives. The one woman is ...Read More »
Never before has the plot of a film been kept as secret as the Colonel’s recipe, with Disney issuing embargoes on early media reviews, cell phones being collected at theatre doors during last night’s premiere of Star Wars: The Force ...Read More »
It’s been a while since I’ve watched a thriller that petrified me; the kind that doesn’t rely on violence, but rather, is something frightening on a deeply psychological level. The Gift is just such a film. A young married couple, ...Read More »
He’s more like a superhero than a superspy. His tailored suit remains impeccable even as a building collapses, taking him with it. His leather Oxfords maintain an impossible grip on the landing skids of a helicopter in tailspin. Women he’s ...Read More »
“Grandma” is a deliciously acerbic and surprisingly feel-good indie film about the divisive topic of abortion.
“Where can you get a reasonably priced abortion in this town?” That’s the problem facing Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) in the film, Grandma, when her 18-year old granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), shows up on her doorstep. Out of the blue. ...Read More »
Some films make your heart ache with a tender nostalgia for a place you don’t know. Brooklyn is just such a film. I’m loathe to use the term “romantic drama” to describe this movie, for fear of being off-putting, because Brooklyn ...Read More »
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s actor-director collaborations have produced several critically acclaimed films (Saving Private Ryan, The Terminal, Catch Me If You Can), and their latest, Bridge of Spies, is another example of masterful chemistry between the two. The film ...Read More »
The woman, her hair wild, dressed in a white sleeping gown, has blood on her hands and face. She’s standing in the snow, a blizzard wind whipping her dress around her. She stares at the camera and says “Ghosts are ...Read More »
“Dis ek, Anna” is powerful, disturbing, and punches you in the stomach. It’s the best local film this year.
The young woman’s face is determined as she drives through the night. She’s shaking. It’s clear there is anger, and perhaps something else, boiling beneath the surface. Her small frame and short blonde hair hint at a vulnerability. A road ...Read More »
“I had sex today. Holy shit.” 15-year old Minnie Goetze is walking across the park, a smile spreading across her face at this thought. The gawky girl wears it a like a badge of honour. Her face is radiant as ...Read More »