A film so uninspired and generic that even complaints about it will sound cliched and rehashed, the latest cinematic incarnation of Robin Hood is so vaporous that viewers will forget they’re watching it as it’s unfolding.
While some could read The Land of Stead Habits, the latest feature from writer-director Nicole Holofcener as a tale of one man’s mid-life crisis, it’s more a pointed, poignant, and frequently funny indictment of privilege and suburban malaise.
The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival is one week away, and today TIFF announced the very long list of expected guests who will be coming to Toronto to celebrate.
Author Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was an obvious choice for a film adaptation considering the amount of nostalgia that has crept into everything these days. The trouble with the book, was always going to be how much time the characters spend re-creating scenes from movies, which would have been dull to watch, and likely hard to get the rights to even do. The book also has a fairly weak, mixed up story, so I was dubious what director Steven Spielberg could do with the concept.