On Chesil Beach is a literary adaptation that feels like it was ported to the big screen by an author who didn’t care much for how his material turned out the first time around.
Paul Bettany has earned “double bobble-head status,” and apparently his kids are pretty impressed. To earn that status, he played the robotic superhero, Vision, in Marvel’s Avengers films, including the massive hit Avengers: Infinity War, and now he’s the villainous Dryden Vos in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
It’s always a dicey proposition to build a film around a cast of entirely unlikable and potentially unrelatable characters, but the black comedy Nobody Famous pulls this feat off with a great amount of confidence, clarity of thought, and appropriate cattiness.
There’s nothing wrong with the quirky, Canadian produced dramedy Birthmarked that can’t be fixed by ditching all of the quirk and making a film about a normal family with normal, but interesting problems.
Functioning as the centerpiece for the green thumb themed Docs in Bloom series at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf takes a look at a landscape architect and artist who handles plants and grasses as if they were actors on a stage or colours on a painter’s palate.
Kate Novack’s likable documentary The Gospel According to André profiles an inspirational, respected, and often misunderstood icon of the fashion industry without a whole lot of drama, but a great deal of heart and humour.
The environmentally conscious Canadian family drama Kayak to Klemtu is a genial, respectful, low key affair, and that should be taken as compliment in the kindest way possible.
Although it’s probably unnecessary at this point, and it gets off to a rocky start, Solo: A Star Wars Story remains a likable, entertaining bit of Hollywood blockbuster silliness.
We catch up with filmmaker Heather Lenz to talk about her latest documentary, Kusama – Infinity (now playing in select Canadian cities), a look at the life and art of Japanese artist and activist Yayoi Kusama.
It’s a testament to the talent and professionalism of the leads in the mature-skewing romantic comedy Book Club that this raggedy film works at all.