Tag Archives: Chris Hemsworth

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

Ghostbusters (2016) review — A Familiar Scare

Directed by Paul Feig | Written Feig, Katie Dippold, based on Ghostbusters (1984), written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis | 116 min | ▲▲▲△△ I always enjoyed the original Ghostbusters when it showed up on TV. For years it was inescapable, and as a result has become one of those universally beloved films from the… Read More

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One review

This summer Phase Two of Marvel's cinematic universe will conclude with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Antman. It's the second part of an increasingly sprawling series of connected films. The first began back in May 2008 with Iron Man, bringing to the world a host of Marvel superheroes as a kid I never would have dreamed I'd get to… Read More

Blackhat review — Sometimes clicks, often just spins

Directed by Michael Mann, written by Morgan David Foehl I like Michael Mann as much as the next guy, unless the next guy is Christopher Nolan, who owes much of his aesthetic to Mann's high-tech, violent, largely nocturnal urban thrillers—including Thief, Manhunter, Heat, Collateral, and Miami Vice—set on gorgeously shot neon- and automatic gunfire-lit streets against throbbing, haunting… Read More