If you have absolutely no idea who Ansel Elgort is, it’s time you know because he’s quickly taking over Hollywood!
Day 2 of TIFF is now over and while my number of events/screenings has decreased from yesterday I will soon begin my craziness – before the weekend is over I hope to add another 10 films into my “watched” column. So here’s today’s offerings: SOUTHCLIFFE (dir. Sean Durkin) In a
The Telluride Film Festival came to a close on Monday. Of course, the festival didn’t end without showcasing a number of potential Oscar contenders. Films like J.C. Chandor’s All is Lost, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska already played at Cannes; the stateside premieres led to
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity kicked off the Venice Film Festival earlier today. By all accounts, it’s a great film that looks like one to beat at the Oscars, particularly for Cuarón in the director race, Sandra Bullock in the best actress race, and DP Emmanuel Lubezki in the cinematography category. Stephen Frears’ Philomena could
It’s that time again! Another weekly DVD/Blu-Ray Roundup! Here are the new releases for the week and my opinion on whether you should Skip It! Rent It! or Buy It! There are several big release this week which include: The Adventures of Tintin, The Descendants, My Week with Marilyn and
YOUNG ADULT isn’t just the best drama/comedy of the year, it’s also a horror story that plays out in terrifying slow motion. By the end of the movie, Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron in an inspired role, her best acting since MONSTER) hasn’t changed. In fact she’s become worse, a more insular version of the stifled personality that’s killing her at the beginning of the film, and it seems as though redemption has been lost. Yet the journey to this awful destination is two hours of quality entertainment, and the best that the JUNO creative team of writer Diablo Cody (UNITED STATES OF TARA) and director Jason Reitman (UP IN THE AIR, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) have yet offered, and a startling reminder that there are still films that don’t require thousands of pounds of dynamite to have the most powerful explosions.