Tag Archives: Catherine Keener

Get Out review — Fear of a White Planet

Written and Directed by Jordan Peele | 103 min A cunning amalgam of horror and satire, comedian Peele has delivered an especially satisfying debut feature film. It manages to poke at a lot of the cliches of white liberal America—that some may call unacknowledged truths, especially the barely repressed racism of the wealthy suburban caucasian—while… Read More

Atlantic Film Festival 2014: Day One

Well, the good news is that watching a movie at the Rebecca Cohn is pretty cool. Definitely a solid alternative to The Oxford for a red carpet event. The bad news is Elephant Song is a dud. What were the good people at the AFF thinking? Was this selection a political decision? Whatever the reason, it's… Read More

Begin Again review

Written and directed by John Carney Eight years ago, Irish filmmaker and musician Carney directed a wonderful little film called Once, about a longtime busker who takes a young pianist under his wing. It was a shot-on-a-shoestring delight, and the song that brought them together went on to win an Oscar.  Carney made another little-seen Irish movie,… Read More

Enough Said review

Written and directed by Nicole Holofcener Holofcener is the writer-director of a number of awkwardly funny American indie films. To call them comedies, or romantic comedies, is too reductive. They're independent films, and tend to avoid easy catagorization, but centre on urban relationships, about women and men and their friendships and love affairs, with lives… Read More

Captain Phillips review

Directed by Paul GreengrassWritten by Billy Ray, based on the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips and Stephan TaltyGreengrass is the king of docu-dramatic liberal action cinema. I realize that's a bit of a mouthful, and that if I'm right about the association, the UK filmmaker… Read More