Anyone that’s into movies knows that January is a notoriously awful month for new releases, so much so that it’s commonly referred to as the “dump month.” With releases like The Bye Bye Man and Norm of the North, it’s not hard to see why. In an article published by Metacritic in 2010, they found that the median rating for January films was a mere 38.5 throughout the 2000’s. Yeah, it’s really that bad. Here, we look back at three of the best and worst January releases. Continue reading “The Best and the Worst of January”
For our earlier review from TIFF 2017, click here. This cut of the film is different than the version shown in 2017.
A lot of people consider the holiday season, and Christmas, to be one of the happiest times of the year. People get time off work, they’re able to spend time with their families, and it’s an all around joyous occasion. Some directors have chosen the typical path, and made happy, heartwarming Christmas films. Several come to mind, including classics such as A Christmas Story, Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful. Naturally, there are always directors who want to push the boundaries. Over the years, several directors have tried their hands at a horror-Christmas hybrid, and the results have been undeniably intriguing. Here are five films that take the cheery atmosphere of Christmas and darken it just a little bit:
It’ll probably still keep you entertained, but Mortal Engines is a bit of a narrative mess.
Natalie Portman has been a huge name ever since she first starred in Léon: The Professional in 1994. Since then, she’s starred in huge movies including Star Wars, V for Vendetta and Thor. This year, she’s starring in Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux, which releases in Canada this month. To prepare for her critically acclaimed performance in Vox Lux, we’re looking back at Portman’s best performances:
If nothing else, Yorgos Lanthimos has proved that he is one of the most unique voices in filmmaking today. Very few filmmakers can claim that they’ve made this big of a mark on cinema this early on in their career. With rave review pouring in for his new film, The Favourite, it seems as though Lanthimos has hit a home run once again. With The Favourite releasing this weekend, here are three Lanthimos films to watch in preparation for the film:
Premiering at Venice Film Festival and TIFF to great reviews, Jacques Audiard’s The Sisters Brothers is set to release in Canada on October 5th. Westerns, which mostly disappeared after a period of overwhelming popularity between the 40’s and 60’s. With The Magnificent Seven remake in 2016, and The Wild Bunch remake set to release in the near future, the genre seems to be making somewhat of comeback. In anticipation of The Sisters Brothers, here are five westerns to get you in the mood:
The House With a Clock In Its Walls is a jumble of ideas, very few of which actually meet their fullest potential.
A Simple Favor is funny, thrilling, and all around delightful.
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