Writer, director, and stop motion animator Chris Butler has spent the better part of fifteen years working on his latest film, Missing Link (in theatres everywhere now), a labour of love about a sweet, naive primate and his friendship with an arrogant Victorian era adventurer that harkens back to the kinds of films he loved while growing up.
David Harbour and Milla Jovovich were in Toronto this week to talk about Hellboy, director Neil Marshall’s horror-infused reboot of the Dark Horse comic book series, and I had a blast talking to these two iconic stars.
Author Anna Todd’s After makes its big screen debut this weekend, and I had a chance to sit down with her and actors Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin to talk about the film.
With its feet on the ground and head in the clouds, Far. The Story of a Journey Around the World follows German filmmakers and partners Patrick Allgaier and Gwendolin Weisser on a three and a half year trip from their home in Germany, across eastern Europe, into the Middle East, all around Asia, and across the Pacific to Central America and back home across the Atlantic.
Although it looks and moves like a run-of-the-mill war movie, writer-director Eva Husson’s Iraq set Girls of the Sun has a unique point of view that sets it apart and yields fairly rousing results.
Elisabeth Moss gives the performance of her career and possibly of the year in writer-director Alex Ross Perry’s unflinching and note perfect look at addiction, celebrity, and recovery, Her Smell.
One of the most passionless films ever made about the foundations of Christianity and one of the most controversial, divisive, and debated figures in biblical history, Australian filmmaker Garth Davis’ Mary Magdalene relegates its fascinatingly complex titular character to the sidelines of her own story.
Amazing Grace, a recently completed concert film that took nearly fifty years to come to the big screen, captures music icon Aretha Franklin both in the prime of the late singer’s illustrious career and delivering a deeply personal album that lesser artists at the height of their fame might otherwise shy away from.
One of the most unnecessarily mean spirited, unfunny, unassured, and cynical comedies in quite some time, Little takes a tried and true genre formula that often yields feel good results and squanders it on pettiness and lame gags.
A work of contemplative art that packs its small, unassuming, and intimately composed frame to bursting with unanswerable questions about man’s place in the universe, Canadian filmmaker Andrea Bussmann’s avant garde opus Fausto uses tried and tested oral and literary storytelling traditions in an effort to get closer to the ethereal and sublime.