Review: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

A fitting and charming animated retelling of one of author Theodor Geisel’s most beloved children’s books, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch won’t unseat the 1966 television special as the best take on the material, but it will sure wash out the aftertaste of the Ron Howard/Jim Carrey live action version that rubbed many the wrong way.

Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

Review: Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is a huge payoff for a film franchise that spans 10 years, 18 films, and dozens of characters. And for those of us who waited through all the end-credit scenes of every Marvel film, trying to learn everything we could about this universe of superheroes, Infinity War is a very satisfying ride, bringing together a lot of storytelling that’s been developed movie by movie, year over year.

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch on the life of Alan Turing and ‘The Imitation Game’

Alan Turing is one of the geniuses who helped bring an end to the Second World War, thanks to his efforts with early computer science that were used to decrypt Nazi communication, but his life was a mix of troubles and triumphs, to say the least. During an era when society was fanatically homophobic almost universally around the world, as a gay man–even one serving great science–Turing was ultimately given radical treatment as a punishment for his sexuality just a few short years after he helped serve his country.

Benedict Cumberbatch at The Imitation Game premiere

TIFF 14: ‘Rosewater’ with Jon Stewart, ‘Wild’ & Benedict Cumberbatch

The Toronto International Film Festival did not slow down much this year after the first busy weekend, which was kind of a surprise. For as long as I’ve been going to TIFF, the first four days of the festival have always been blockbuster, while the week after kind of fizzles away. This year though, TIFF has kept the pace going, and it’s kept me busy late into the week.

Nicole Kidman on The Railway Man red carpet

TIFF 13: First two days with Benedict Cumberbatch, Carice van Houten and Nicole Kidman

Two days of the Toronto International Film Festival are already in the bag, and it feels like it has just flown by in a strange caffeine-fueled haze. I’ve been preparing for TIFF for the last month, but between becoming a dad at the end of July, and just generally having too much to do, I never did end up feeling all that prepared for the film festival this year, but it has been exciting all the same as it whizzed by my head.