The Trial of the Chicago 7, the latest from writer-director Aaron Sorkin, is a basic, but well crafted and intelligent period courtroom drama that bristles with newfound political relevance within its margins.
Toronto’s streets will be flooded with movie lovers–and movie stars–this September as the 38th Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city from September 5 to 15, and today the festival has announced the full list of filmmakers and celebrities expected for all the red carpet events.
The 85th Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, took over the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Sunday, February 24, with the usual huge lineup of celebrities and filmmaking superpowers.
This week’s latest Blu-ray reviews, a look at new releases from December 31, including: Looper and Premium Rush. Plus, reviews for titles available on January 8: Dredd, Frankenweenie, and Smash: Season One.
Rian Johnson just became one of my favourite directors, and all it took was one film. Johnson’s two previous films certainly impressed me, but Looper is a step forward for the writer and director. It’s a film that draws you in with the characters on an intimate level as hell starts to break loose, and despite the topic, it’s also a film that takes the story to heart.
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The first day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival has arrived, and as the stars descend on Toronto–while the films begin to unspool and the events kick into full swing–the red carpet premier for director Rian Johnson’s film Looper brought fans to Roy Thomson Hall to catch a glimpse of the filmmakers and celebrities.
Toronto was buzzing today as Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey met with media to talk about the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 6 to 16.
Christopher Nolan has built the Batman franchise on one concept that few other superhero films have embraced, and it has made the difference between the relatively airy heroes found in other blockbusters this year, and Nolan’s grim Dark Knight.
Like a lot of movies, 50/50 was not exactly what I expected based on the trailers I had seen. Newcomer Will Reiser wrote a script that I knew would be tough at times, but even though I was prepared for the fact that it was a drama about one man’s fight with cancer, I still expected the comedy elements to win out somehow.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have teamed up once again, this time to perform a cover of Frank Loesser’s “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”