Harkening back to a form of thriller that’s been largely absent since the mid-90s, Hospitality isn’t particularly deep, insightful, or original, but it strikes as a nice change of pace from genre norms these days.
We catch up with actors Sarah Swire and Christopher Leveaux about their roles in the unique comedy/holiday/musical/zombie movie Anna and the Apocalypse, opening in select Canadian cities this Friday.
Uninspired, but not altogether unlikable, the Canadian, high concept romantic comedy Love Jacked has its heart in the right place, but holds zero surprises and only a handful of moderate chuckles.
Caustically witty and masterfully performed, the costume satire The Favourite elevates the art of backstabbing and social climbing into a twisted artform.
If it weren’t so blandly competent in its appearance and overall ambiance, The Possession of Hannah Grace and its parade of not-even-remotely frightening jump scares would be insulting.
Built on a premise that could either be mined for pitch black comedic gold or become grossly offensive and insensitive, the high concept and mostly deadpan British comedy Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back) takes the path straight down the middle of both extremes and ends up being not much at all.
Rich in plot and subtext, Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s allegorical and twisty drama Happy as Lazzaro is an ambitious and mostly successful look at how the fears of marginalized people have rarely changed over time.
A gentle, but evocative and effective mixture of drama, romance, mysticism, and science, writer-director Akash Sherman’s Clara takes what could’ve been a standard, hokey meet-cute scenario and turns it into something intelligent and emotionally fruitful.
The documentary Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz allows one of the most famous, influential, and celebrated figures in the history of international criminal litigation to tell their phenomenal professional and personal life story in their own words.
Based on a true story and initially rousing before turning profoundly corny and cliched, the boxing drama Tiger takes a great story of overcoming prejudice and stereotypes and trades it all in for the most simplistic, pandering material possible.