Tag Archives: Rebecca Hall

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

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

Transcendence review

Directed by Wally Pfister / Written by Jack Paglen   I'm writing this on the first Saturday night since Transcendence opened. I've taken in the deluge of scathing reviews the Johnny Depp movie has earned, along with the reports few are bothering to see it in the cinema. A bad combination. But I'm here to tell you while the… Read More

Iron Man 3 review

Directed by Shane Black Written by Black and Drew Pearce, from a Marvel Comic by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Here's the beginning of the next phase of Marvel's world cinema domination. It's working pretty well for them so far. Robert Downey Jr is back in the shell head, and that's… Read More