Sure, it's a film about building blocks, but The LEGO Movie proves to have all the right pieces. It's a tonne of fun, and easily one of the best films of 2014.Also chatted about the disappointing The Monuments Men, a... More »
Here's a special Sundance edition of Twitchvision, where I broadcast from the lobby of the Yarrow Hotel in Park City, Utah. The first segment has talk of the opening films, including The Overnighters, Adam Wingard's The Guest, and Michael Fassbender... More »
Well, with most holidays wrapping up, there are still a slew of movies in theatres definitely deserving of your time. Several (especially Inside Llewyn Davis and American Hustle) are exactly the kind of films that deserve another look given their narrative... More »
It's that time of year for lists, and I completely admit that I'm quite loose with my selections, sometimes providing different answers for different contexts. Having to pick only five, I chose one doc, one Canadian film, and three films... More »
Got a chance to finally see see Ben Stiller's latest, an interesting if highly flawed take on the Mitty narrative. Also further opportunity to express disappointment in Grudge Match, try to make sense of Wolf of Wall Street's ambivalent audiences,... More »
We're a bit late getting this up, as for this week's segment we needed to overcome freezing temperatures and a city-wide blackout. The studio was running on emergency power, but you wouldn't know it from the camera's point of view!Still... More »
Today marks the loss of one of the greatest actors in Hollywood history, who rocketed to fame in one of the finest films ever made. O'Toole's Lawrence may tower over his other films, but with seven other Oscar noms and... More »
Back again this week after about 12 hours of travel, only managed to make a few stumbles that I'll directly attribute to jetlag. Still, got to gush about the people of Tallinn, Estonia that hosted me for the Black... More »
With a certain Scorsese film being bumped to a few weeks from now, we had a bit of a lull in major new releases, giving us time to showcase a couple award winning films. The first is Blue Is The... More »
Not exactly a mighty weekend, save for a slew of Oscar contenders that opened weeks ago that are are slowly rolling out. Meanwhile, tonight's slate had us talking Ender's Game, the banal Last Vegas, and the forgettable Man Of Tai... More »
As a certain Jackass takes the top spot, there are still a slew of Oscar contenders making their way to theatres this week. Robert Redford soaker All Is Lost has the makings of a great film, but falls apart towards... More »
Well, here's one you can make fun of even more than usual. I had a bit of a "brain fart" regarding a certain Assange-themed film, making Freudian slips with its title and that of a certain Bruce Willis sci-fi film... More »
Scott's back this week, and we've got a slew of films to talk about. While GRAVITY continues to rule the box office, Hanks makes a fine turn in Captain Phillips. Also chatted about Claire Denis' Bastards (playing Toronto's TIFF Lightbox... More »
Another opportunity post-TIFF to extol the virtues of Cuarón's Gravity, along with Parkland, the fabulous documentary Muscle Shoals, and Jonathan Levine's long shelved All The Boys Love Mandy Lane.Video embedded below... More »
Another fine week with Scott Laurie, talking (again!) about Rush, Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said, and Joseph Gordon Levitt's Don Jon. Plus, a shout-out to the Vancouver International Film Festival, including the (fabbo) Rhymes For Young Ghouls.Video embedded below... More »
Already quite a year, and we're only four days into this 11-day fest! Something kind of unique for me, my first "stand up" in front of a boisterous crowd, talking TIFF off the top of my head. Chatted about Cuarón's... More »
Gearing up for TIFF this week, had a chat with Scott Laurie about the upcoming festival, gushing about the fabulous Rush, Teller's steller doc Tim's Vermeer, and the stunning action heist film iNumber Number. Also chatted about Morgan Spurlock's One... More »
Twitchvision's back after a week's hiatus, and we've got a couple of films to chat about that didn't quite make the top of the box office charts. Almost two years since I first saw Adam Wingard's You're Next with a... More »
There is something frightening going on in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. The second annual Stanley Film Fest kicks off at the historic Stanley Hotel tomorrow and it is scary how good the lineup is. On top of great flicks, the lineup includes a ton of cool events that...
The power of love is a curious thing, as Back to the Future's power ballad affirmed. If you grew up in the 1980s (or really, any decade of cinema which mythologized the fairy-tale patriarchy, in whatever modernist guise), movies like Back to the Future would boil the romantic notion of...
And we're back with a fresh entry of New To Netflix. Contained in this edition of streaming premieres in various markets around the world are several classic documentaries, including one on the dwellers of an abandoned stretch of underground railway in New York in at the turn of the...
This week, Wally Pfister's Transcendence is out in cinemas, and rather than focusing on its famous lead, I thought this to be a splendid opportunity to highlight Cillian Murphy, who plays Agent Buchanan in the film. Cillian Murphy is an actor with unusual looks, slender and slightly feminine even, and...
Spring has most certainly arrived in The Big Apple (finally), which means so has the Tribeca Film Festival. Now in its 13th year, the fest kicks off tonight with Time Is Illmatic, multimedia artist One9's documentary on Nas' landmark album Ilmatic. Things then get going good and proper tomorrow and...