Reviews

The Way Way Back Blu-ray Review (Kirk Haviland)

Starring: Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Alison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon. Written and Directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon 2013 has proven to be a strong year for coming of age dramas with The Spectacular Now, The Kings of Summer and […]

Review: Thor – The Dark World (Dustin SanVido)

Review: Thor: The Dark World Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Jamie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Stellen Skarrsgard, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Zachary Levy, Idris Elba, and Ray Stevenson Written by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely (and a little help from Joss Whedon) Directed by Alan Taylor Marvel has […]

About Time Review (Kirk Haviland)

New in theaters this weekend from Universal Pictures is the latest film from writer/director Richard Curtis, “About Time”. Curtis’ third stab behind the camera after the wildly successful “Love Actually” and the disappointing  “Pirate Radio” (aka The Boast that Rocked) plays like the majority of his scripts about many relationships and how they intersect, but […]

Tracks TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Tracks Starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver Directed by John Curran What negative thing could I possibly say about Tracks? Fine, there is one in Adam Driver, the second lead to Wasikowska’s character Robyn Davison. He plays Rick Smolan, a photographer who has to go with Robyn in her National Geographic-sponsored journey to cross the […]

McCannick TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

McCannick Starring David Morse, Cory Monteith, Mike Vogel, Ciaran Hinds and Tracie Thoms Directed by Josh C. Waller McCanick is Morse’s great stab at a character study, the movie and actor introducing himself working on a punching bag, as a man with bottled up emotions. It starts out quiet as the titular detective McCanick goes […]

Triptych TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Triptych Starring Frédérike Bédard, Lise Castonguay, Hans Piesbergen Directed by Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires I’m a fan of Robert Lepage. Only he, as he did in Tectonic Plates, can make a movie about an art student’s journey as a devastating experience. He lets his interconnected characters roam the world, explore all the arts, and […]

Rock the Casbah TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Rock the Casbah Starring Omar Sharif, Hiam Abbass, Lubna Azabal, Nadine Labaki and Morjana Alaoui Directed by Laila Marrakchi Yes, despite it being set in Islamic Morocco, Rock the Casbah doesn’t have the most original premise. But at least it has a good mix of the tragic and the comic. The characters contend with the […]