Tag Archives: Christopher Plummer

Reviews From The Vault: Vol. 1

Between 2005 and 2009 I was a programmer on CKDU 88.1 FM every Sunday morning with something called The Love & Hate Movie Show. I talked about what I was seeing and revisited some of my favourite films of old, pretty much what I do now here on FITI. I still have a lot of… Read More

Danny Collins review — Al Pacino back in tune

Written and directed by Dan Fogelman Al Pacino won an Academy Award for his leading role in Scent Of A Woman. That was 22 years ago. The performance defined his whole Whoo-HAH persona. While the movie was popular, I don't think anyone really thought it was representative of his best stuff—the award was more of a body-of-work recognition,… Read More

Tom Waits on screen

"And there's a difference between 'I do some acting' and 'I'm an actor.'" is what Tom Waits told Pitchfork back in 2006. "People don't really trust people to do two things well." Waits doesn't think of himself an actor, which is fine. Most of the roles he's been cast in he plays some variation of… Read More

2012 Oscar reaction

Well, what can you say about The Oscars? When they go with a new idea for hosting like Franco and Hathaway last year, they get shit on. When they go with the safe choice of Crystal, they get shit on. John Doyle in the Globe & Mail said this was the worst Oscars ever. I… Read More

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) review

Directed by David Fincher Written by Steven Zaillian from the Stieg Larsson novel It's been a bit hard to judge the cultural excitement around this movie. The novels remain huge international bestsellers, and in Canada and elsewhere in the world besides the US, we've made the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium trilogy a hit franchise.… Read More