Tag Archives: Brad Pitt

New On Canadian Netflix: June/July 2017

Here are a cross-section of a number of mildly-to- solidly recommended films recently made available on Canadian Netflix. (You can click on the movie titles to read my original reviews where I’ve written them in the past.) *One note: In May I recommended Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, a film when I first saw it back… Read More

Allied review — Wartime spy drama a clunky bomb

Directed by Robert Zemeckis | Written by Steven Knight | 124 min Zemeckis is a disciple of Spielberg, the creator of high-end Hollywood entertainment like Back To The Future, Forrest Gump, and Contact. More recently he's been as interested in computer generated imagery as in story and character, with films like last year's The Walk. It was a picture… Read More

Killing Them Softly review

Directed by Andrew DominikWritten by Dominik, adapting the George V. Higgins novel Cogan's TradeKilling Them Softly is a sour pill of a movie. Adapting Higgins' 1974 crime novel and setting it during the financial crisis and presidential election of 2008, New Zealander Dominik—who wowed many, including myself, with his epic, languorous 2007 western The Assassination… Read More

Moneyball review

Directed by Bennett MillerWritten by Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, from a Stan Chervin story, adapted froma book by Michael LewisThe first thing Moneyball taught me is that those armchair loudmouths who call into sports shows are a bunch of know-nothing douchebags. Yeah, that's right. Sports radio is full of these guys, both the ones that… Read More

The Tree of Life podcast

Having a look back at my summer movie reviews, I'm amazed that I didn't sit down here to ramble on about The Tree of Life. I mean, there's no doubt the film will feature prominently in my Best of 2011 list, while at the same time I recognize it can be a frustratingly opaque cinematic… Read More