Written by Taylor Baker "Painfully staid and emotionally manipulative, the film is little more than a macho Hallmark film with a religious bent so trite and amateurish that it seems almost unreal."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: 26.2 to Life
Written by Taylor Baker "In the end, “26.2 to Life” retreads the same ground we’ve seen in other sports and prison documentaries, though it is a functional bit of PR material for the 1000 Mile Club program."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: I Like Movies
Written by Anna Harrison "It’s a testament to Levack’s writing and directing, as well as Lehtinen’s performance, that they both manage to find the humanity in Lawrence..."… Continue reading.
Written by Alexander Reams "The don’t-mess with-that-old-man genre is an excellent way for past stars to jumpstart their career, Stephen Lang had “Don’t Breathe,” Keanu Reeves had “John Wick(s),” and now veteran Finnish actor Jorma Tommila offers his, “Sisu.”"… Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks "It may be a little rough around the edges but “Foxfire” has a lot going for it. Besides being an underrated early outing in the career of a star, its plethora of themes that include..."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: Other People’s Children
Written by Michael Clawson "As an exploration of the emotional complexities facing adult women in regard to family, romance, and the prospect of motherhood, the movie is carried by Efira’s radiant screen presence."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: The Night of the 12th (La nuit du 12)
Written by Taylor Baker "“The Night of the 12th” begins with a rare distinction that few police procedurals and detective narratives begin with, the promise that this case will go unsolved. Instead of being hindered by the promise..."… Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: The Grab
Written by Taylor Baker "The film is at its best in the periods where it examines the contents of “The Trove,” when it explores the land rights of the Zambian citizens, and the water rights of the Arizonans losing their … Continue reading.
SIFF 2023: Past Lives
Written by Taylor Baker "...the rawness that the lead actors wear in their performances elevate the film and confirm Song as one of the most exciting screenwriting dramatists since Florian Zeller burst on the scene with 2020’s “The Father.”"… Continue reading.
Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant
Written by Alexander Reams "When it’s all said and done, Guy Ritchie’s filmography will be in contention for one of the most varied, he’s an auteur who turns the griminess of Britain’s underworld into art, a studio player who manages … Continue reading.