One movie is about discovering your hidden talents and the other is about discovering your hidden adopted child, but there’s no denying that both share similar themes of family, friendship and finding that one thing to help make you whole. On this special podcast live from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, I’m joined again by Sean O’Connell to discuss our immediate, spoiler-free thoughts on… Continue reading Live from Toronto: Here's What We Thought of 'Can a Song Save Your Life?' and 'Philomena'
The Toronto International Film Festival of 2012 is officially over and while we had a great time and saw a lot of different movies, it was definitely a far more bittersweet experience than past years, maybe because we didn’t feel there was an Up in the Air or No Country for Old Men or Slumdog Millionaire or 127 Hours in the bunch – a movie that’s guaranteed to be… Continue reading Toronto Film Festival 2012 Wrap-Up and 'Best of the Fest'
We hear you. Leo Tolstoy? Nineteenth-century Russian literature? You’re eyes are burning holes in the theater’s “Exit” sign, already. But trust in me – better yet, trust in Joe Wright – when I tell you this latest adaptation of Anna Karenina is an intoxicating, intelligent, fresh and intensely passionate take on a timeless piece of storytelling.
The first sound you hear will be the chatter of a live audience settling… Continue reading 'Anna Karenina' Toronto Review: A Bold, Brash and Intoxicating Take on a Russian Classic
While the Roy Lee production, Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner — emphasis on the word abs — hits theaters today, another Lee film is already in the works. The producer is remaking TIFF favorite, the French thriller Sleepless Night — about a cop who steals a mountain of cocaine from a gangster and has to race against the clock to recover his son from the thug — into an English-language