Although it does have moments of genuine human drama throughout, director Florian Zeller’s The Son uses unsubtle emotional manipulation to get its points across.
While the news of an esteemed filmmaker producing a period piece heavily influenced by their own childhood and upbringing isn’t anything new, writer-director James Gray’s Armageddon Time is packed with enough passion, poignancy, and modern relevancy to set itself apart.
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Ava DuVernay, Shawn Mendes & Sir Anthony Hopkins celebrate TIFF Tribute Awards on CTV
The 45th Toronto International Film Festival is celebrating a lot of change this year, and that includes the launch of the inaugural TIFF Tribute Awards tonight on CTV.
Sir Anthony Hopkins gives his best performance since the early 90s in director Florian Zeller’s complex and sorrowful drama The Father.
Arriving this week on DVD and Blu-ray: the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s debuts on Blu-ray starring Audrey Hepburn as the one-and-only Holly Golightly; Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph joke it up in the comedy, Bridesmaids; Disney’s animated classic, Dumbo, celebrates its 70th anniversary; plus reviews of Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal and Thor.
New arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD this week: Jason Statham stars as the assassin Arthur in the remake of The Mechanic; Kat Dennings plays a sardonic teenager in lust opposite Reece Thompson in Daydream Nation; and Anthony Hopkins takes on the powers of the devil in The Rite.
Available this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star in the runaway train thriller, Unstoppable; plus a look at Woody Allen’s latest comedy, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin.
New this week on DVD and Blu-ray: Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska star in Disney’s Alice In Wonderland; and Benicio Del Toro takes on a hairy role in The Wolfman.
Opening this week in theatres: Benicio Del Toro stars in the horror-action film, The Wolfman; director Garry Marshall brings together a massive cast for the romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day; and Logan Lerman stars in the adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.