A cheeky and sometimes deliberately obtuse reworking of documentary conventions from a master filmmaker, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese offers a fitfully weird, but largely factual look back at one of the most divisive and unique tours in the history of rock and roll.
Domino, the latest film from controversial and divisive American auteur Brian De Palma, recently skipped theatres in most markets and went straight to VOD. It’s not hard to see why, despite the filmmaker’s pedigree.
A limp, dull animated sequel that pretty much ignores everything that made its predecessor a low key charmer, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a film that only exists to sell merchandise to kids and adults in the laziest possible way.
Wild Nights with Emily, the latest film from Madeleine Olnek, is a cheeky, playful period piece comedy with a serious desire to change perceptions about one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted poets in literary history.
Music buffs well versed in 1960s pop rock will likely get more from the documentary Echo in the Canyon than casual observers, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an effectively loving ode to some of the greatest American bands to hail from the same unique California community.
The Tomorrow Man is a good looking, well acted film that would a lot better and more interesting if there was as much consideration given to the story as there was to the casting and cinematography.
The Souvenir, the superlative fourth feature from British writer and director Joanna Hogg, is one of the most uncomfortably realistic and heart rending looks at young love ever put to film.
Clever, occasionally chilling, and packed to bursting with gristly black humour and satisfying action set pieces, the Korean thriller The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil is a refreshing change of pace.
The post apocalyptic sci-fi thriller I Am Mother looks like a work of art, but boasts a story that feels pulled straight from the remainder bin.
Although it never fully shakes off the shackles of its stage play roots, Canadian director Patricia Rozema’s big screen production of writer-stars’ Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava’s Mouthpiece is a moving look at self-doubt, grief, and the contradictory, but well reasoned viewpoints that fight for dominance in all of our minds.