Tag Archives: Bruce Greenwood

Now on Canadian Netflix: Spring 2018

Mute (2018) A sci-fi thriller half a mess and half an interesting exercise in style. That it comes from Duncan Jones, the filmmaker responsible for Moon, Source Code, and, yes, Warcraft, hopes were high this would be a strong genre entry, but Mute never hits above its pulpy elements. We're in future Berlin, which looks… Read More

Gold review — Fool on a hill

Directed of Stephen Gaghan | Written by Patrick Massett and John Zinman | 121 min After last week's The Founder, and a long, dubious cinematic tradition of rags-to-riches tales where a fast-talking white dude exploits people and gets massively rich (before, sometimes, falling back in the gutter) you might wonder why we need a movie… 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

Star Trek Into Darkness review

Directed by JJ Abrams, Written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, based on the Gene Roddenberry TV series It's been reported that JJ Abrams didn't grow up having been a big fan of Star Trek. I've had trouble finding the direct quote online, but the impression I got from having read an interview with… Read More

Flight review

Directed by Robert ZemeckisWritten by John GatinsFor the first time since 2000, when he had Cast Away and What Lies Beneath in cinemas, Zemeckis directs a live action drama. Originally a Spielberg acolyte, he's one of Hollywood's most reliable purveyors of widescreen entertainment. I certainly don't love all his work, but I can't deny the… Read More