Tag Archives: Alan Rickman

Eye In The Sky review — Death from Above 2016

Directed by Gavin Hood | Written by Guy Hibbert | 102 min | ▲▲▲△△ What is one little girl's life worth weighed against the imminent death of dozens? That's the morality play at the centre of Eye In The Sky, a clever, well-structured drama stretched taut around a single event. Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren, typically sterling)… Read More

Remembering Alan Rickman and David Bowie

It's been a rough week, absorbing the news that actor, writer, and director Alan Rickman, and creative icon David Bowie, have died. Both were 69. A Shakespearean thesp in the UK, most audiences in North America were introduced to Alan Rickman with the one-two punch of Die Hard (1988) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). He's remarkable… Read More

My thoughts on Love Actually

  Earlier this month, one of my favourite film writers, Christopher Orr of The Atlantic, wrote a piece excoriating the Richard Curtis film Love Actually. It generated quite a bit of discussion, which Orr kindly gave a nod to in his follow-up piece. He even went so far as to debate the merits of the… Read More

Thoughts on Truly Madly Deeply

Just a heads up for anyone who will be in Halifax this coming Thursday: I'll be hosting Carbon Arc, the Khyber film society's regular screening series, presenting Anthony Minghella's first feature film Truly Madly Deeply, which for years now has been a favourite of mine. Feel free to come on down to the Khyber at 1588 Barrington… Read More