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Blu-ray Review: Prognosis for THE CURED is Bleak

Released at festivals in 2017 as The Third Wave, David Freyne's first narrative feature (now released as The Cured) nabbed not just Ellen Page (Hard Candy, Juno), who loved the script enough to sign on as both actor and producer,...

THE CURED Trailer: Ellen Page's Topical Zombie Film

What happens when the undead return to life? Or, if we are to look at the metaphor here, what happens when someone with a violent past tries to re-integrate into society? Well, it's complicated. In David Freyne's feature debut, The...

Watch Ellen Page in New FLATLINERS Trailer: Does It ... Flatline?

Remake has evidently become a dirty word in Hollywood; the preferred marketing description is "re-imagining" or "re-thinking" or "re-revision" or somesuch nonsense. In any event, a new version of Flatliners is on its way and the first trailer has been...

Review: INTO THE FOREST Focuses on Individuals to Superb Effect

What will we all do when the lights turn off? Wait impatiently for them to come back on, trying to maintain a normal existence and the planned future? Begin raiding other people's homes? Go off in search of some semblance...

Interview: Patricia Rozema And Ellen Page Talk INTO THE FOREST

Cinematic audiences have been subjected to their fair share of post-apocalyptic films in recent years. Most allegories for Western society's destructive treatment of the environment are told from either a central male protagonist's perspective or from a distinctively male gaze. Into...

Toronto 2015 Review: INTO THE FOREST, A Masterful Portrait Of The Family Bond

What will we all do when the lights turn off? Wait impatiently for them to come back on, trying to maintain a normal existence and the planned future? Begin raiding other people's homes? Go off in search of some semblance...

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at Jason Reitman's Live Read

George Lucas' refusal to let sleeping dogs lie has confused the essence of Star Wars since the film's 20th anniversary in 1997, when Lucas re-released the trilogy with his first installment of effects revisionism. Now, one can't even watch...

AnarchyVision: Talking THE PURGE, THE EAST and BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Another not so great week for mainstream releases, with The Purge and The East proving to be little more than misguided high-concept failures. With Linklater's Before Midnight opening wider, and linking to Ethan Hawke's other release, I felt it deserved...

Review: THE EAST Entertains But Lacks An Indie Spark

Zal Batmanglij has worked up quite a fan base since his debut feature Sound of My Voice premiered at Sundance in 2011. Though it was initially overshadowed by the big sale buzz of that year's other Brit Marling film, Another...

Sundance 2013 Review: THE EAST is a Decent Studio Pic with No Indie Spark

Zal Batmanglij has worked up quite a fan base since his debut feature Sound of My Voice premiered at Sundance in 2011. Though it was initially overshadowed by the big sale buzz of that year's other Brit Marling film...

Must See: The Awesome LEGO INCEPTION!

While Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises is one of the most hotly anticipated blockbusters of the upcoming summer season, his last film, 2010's Inception, will always be remembered as one of his all-time classics. A university academic team has...

BREAKING: Toby Kebbell Joining Fox Searchlight Terrorism Thriller THE EAST

In Guy Ritchie's Rock'N'Rolla Toby Kebbell accomplished what many would consider impossible: He outperformed Tom Hardy. Kebbell's part as Johnny Quid announced the busy character actor as a performer ready to come into his own, as a man with charisma...

downwards is the only way forwards "Inception" review

Last night I had a dream. I dreamt that I dreamt about writing a review for a movie that I dreamt about. This sort of thinking, accompanied with some of the most entertaining and thought provoking techno babble and jargon...

INCEPTION is a moviegoers dream.

A late review was inevitable for me here. It wasn't scheduling. The tardiness has more to do with really sussing through what I wanted to say. Some films, most really, present themselves whole cloth. They aren't hard to write about,...

INCEPTION: What to Think.

Let's get something out of the way: you should see INCEPTION. Even if you have no interest in seeing it, see it. If only so you can continue reading, and not hate me having ruined it for you. INCEPTION is...

Total Recall: Kurt's INCEPTION Review

Because Leonardo DiCaprio is now making it a habit of playing damaged characters with all the answers and none of them (simultaneously) it is difficult not to look at Inception without it bringing to mind Shutter Island (and a touch...

INCEPTION review

"Inception", the latest thriller from writer/director Christopher Nolan ("Memento", "The Dark Knight"), is as multi-layered and dense as the dream world its characters transverse. Exploring dreams has been a central concept in visual storytelling since the beginning. From the...

INCEPTION

[This consideration of Inception is not for the spoiler-wary!] With Inception, Christopher Nolan has evocatively architected the mind of the dream. Which is in and of itself nothing new; but, admirable for being accomplished through film. Architecture has long been...