Nowhere near as inspired, zany, or hilarious as one would expect from its cast and premise, Homes & Watson (which wasn’t screened in advance of its Christmas Day release for reviewing press) has a few light chuckles and an overwhelming and frustrating amount of missed potential.
It would be quite the stretch to say that the relationship drama Permission is romantic, but there’s certainly a swelling emotional force at its core that will move the audience just the same.
The vivid story of journalist Christine Campos comes into sharp focus in the drama Christine, starring Rebecca Hall in a role that is certain to help define her career. The film is an arresting look at the real-life journalist’s descent into darkness–one that she will never return from again.
Each year, during the Toronto International Film Festival, I am fortunate to meet a lot of actors, directors, producers, writers, and other talent from film, and television. This year at TIFF 2016, I had the fortune of working with Toronto photographer Rick McGinnis to capture some of that talent in a series of special portrait sessions.
Opening this week at theatres across the country: Ben Affleck stars and directs the heist-thriller, The Town; Emma Stone lends her charm to the high school comedy, Easy A; plus a look at the animated Alpha And Omega, and the horror film, Devil.
Taking a look through the pile of new home video releases, Guy Ritchie and Woody Allen both debut their latest oh-so-recognizable films, the gangster comedy RocknRolla, and the sexual drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona, respectively. Also out this week, the cop drama Pride and Glory, and the comedy The Rocker.