Tag Archives: Joel Edgerton

Now On Canadian Netflix: January 2020

The Two Popes On the face of it, this strikes me as strange material for Fernando Meirelles to approach. The Brazilian filmmaker responsible for City Of God and The Constant Gardener is a visionary of colour and kinetics, of movement. Why would he choose to tell the story of two senior citizens having a conversation, his… Read More

10 Great Tom Hardy roles

I was listening to a podcast recently looking back at Christopher Nolan's Inception, and the hosts mused about Tom Hardy, what an impact his presence had on the film, and whether this was his breakout role in Hollywood. There's no doubt that even in an ensemble as well-assembled as this, his presence shone. One of the… Read More

Now on Canadian Netflix: January 2018

Here is a cross-section of a number of mildly-to-firmly recommended films now available on Canadian Netflix. (You can click on the movie titles to read my original reviews where I’ve written them in the past.) Bright Director David Ayers and screenwriter Max Landis. What a pair. They've got to be the most divisive creative team… Read More

Black Mass review — Ordinary Gangster

Directed by Scott Cooper | Written by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth, based on the book by  Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill | 122 min.  Let's talk about Joel Edgerton for a second. He's proven himself a capable character actor in films like Warrior and The Great Gatsby, and this summer he directed a reasonably impressive… Read More

The Gift review — Throwback with a sting

Written and directed by Joel Edgerton One might say the domestic thriller has gone out of fashion since its 1990s heyday, but that's not entirely true. There was the Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson picture No Good Deed, and the Jennifer Lopez drama The Boy Next Door. Halle Berry has made a couple, too. They're often morality… Read More

Exodus: Gods And Kings — Biblical blah blah

Directed by Ridley Scott, Written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, and Steven Zaillian  When I saw Noah earlier this year, I wondered who it was made for. Studio heads must be thinking with the right Biblical story they might have another Passion Of The Christ-level success, getting the devout Christians out to the movies.… Read More