Big Hero 6 review — A light, slight cartoon

Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, written by Jordan Roberts,  Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, based on characters and concept by Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle Disney's animation studio is picking up the slack their Pixar colleagues have been letting slip. Wreck It Ralph and Frozen were huge successes, packing in the kids and offering…Read More

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) review — Once more into the cowl, Michael Keaton

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, written by Innaritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo After I saw the movie I considered the career of Michael Keaton. I always respected the guy as both a talented comedic and dramatic actor—in movies like Night Shift, Beetlejuice and Clean and Sober. He has a compelling, combustive quality. There's nothing warm…Read More

In Cinemas. November 7, 2014 — Interstellar, Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Big Hero 6, Force Majeure, Frank

Interstellar Maybe the most anticipated movie of the year, Interstellar is directed by Christopher Nolan, the man who has carved out a career of consistent quality blockbusters. He directed the three most recent Batman movies, Inception, Memento, and a few other clever entertainments. As a result of his across-the-board success I've noticed the more highbrow of the critical…Read More

Frank review — Quirky, original, and moving

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan Frank is a strange little backstage comedy/drama on its surface. Underneath it's a solemn examination of damaged people inside a circle of attention and creativity. It's maybe got a dash of Almost Famous, but it's far more peculiar. You should know, a favourable comparison…Read More

A Cult Of One: Enigma

Directed by Michael Apted, Written by Tom Stoppard, adapting the novel by Robert Harris Welcome back to a semi-regular feature on FITI called " A Cult of One." It highlights an older film that (IMHO) is worth discovering. Enigma, from 2001, actually was fairly well-received at the time, but it seems to have vanished…Read More