Tag: violadavis

Review: WIDOWS, a Rip-roaring Robbery Is Just the Icing on the Cake

Steve McQueen's whip-pan transition from Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave to a star-studded commercial remake of a British TV-mini series, Widows, is crafted with such care and visual sophistication that even Viola Davis' character, Veronica, dropping off her poodle at the...

Los Cabos 2018 Dispatch: AMERICAN ANIMALS and WIDOWS, a Heist Movie Double Feature

Reminiscent of the recent Mexican film Museo, by Alonso Ruizpalacios, American Animals is a heist movie starring youngsters who, on paper, would have no obvious reason to carry out a robbery. With the support of their families, without economic problems,...

Friday One Sheet: Floating Heads, The Horror, The Horror

It is the week of Halloween, and horror movie posters abound. But the real horror is the poster-trend that never seems to die: the infamous floating heads. This trend came to prominence in the age of Walmart DVD shelves. Getting...

Toronto 2018 Review: WIDOWS, Intelligent and Slick Commercial Cinema

Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki star in Steve McQueen's top-quality heist movie.

Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER, Guillermo del Toro At His Best

Guillermo del Toro is back with a vengeance, returning to his fairy-tale roots after too long an absence, with what is arguably his best film to date. Beautiful, sensuous, fully wearing its heart on its sleeve, with top-notch performances and...

Review: FENCES Delivers a Knockout Punch to the Soul

Smartly adapted for the big screen, Fences is something of a revelation for moviegoers. August Wilson's stage play, the third in his so-called "Pittsburgh" cycle about the African American experience in America during the 20th century, was first produced on...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks GUARDIANS, GET ON UP, And More

Another huge Marvel summer blockbuster has exploded at the box office, this one directed by Super's James Gunn. I never thought Guardians of the Galaxy would hit it off with audiences, but I'm pleased to see it doing as well as...

Review: GET ON UP Gets Down With Its Bad Self

The brand new James Brown biopic Get On Up is a mixed bag, both admirable and aggravating. It manages to wear out it's welcome with only a few bad scenes. It's both boring and totally engaging; inert while dancing up...

Review: ENDER'S GAME Is Not Worth Playing

I had some time during the generally tedious Ender's Game to let my mind drift, hearkening back to a time when I would have been genuinely excited to see this kind of film on screen. I'd have been a young teen,...

Jackman And Gyllenhaal Drive The New Trailer For Villeneuve's PRISONERS

With mass attention wrapped up in Hugh Jackman's upcoming go around as everybody's favorite stabby mutant it's been easy to overlook the fact that the Australian actor has another movie coming likely to prove rather more substantial. Jackman takes the...

Review: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Is Perkier, More Fun Than Most Teen Romances

There's a lengthy, dragging middle section of the supernatural teen romance Beautiful Creatures that threatens to sink the whole enterprise. Tellingly, it's when the nuts and bolts of the plot kick in: as the witch's pivotal 16th birthday approaches, good...