Tag Archives: Russell Crowe

Top 10 of 1999

20 years ago, Hollywood had a great 12 months. Maybe it was pre-millennial tension, or just a confluence of great talent and risk-taking producers and studios, but it was a moment that wasn't to be repeated in the years following. I enjoy putting together lists of the best films from years gone by, and the… Read More

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

Noah review

Directed by Darren Aronofsky Written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel This isn't your daddy's Biblical epic. That was my first thought as I waded into Noah, the $125 million blockbuster from the indie director of Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain and Requiem for a Dream. For awhile Aronofsky was attached to The Wolverine—imagine what that… Read More

Winter’s Tale review

Directed by Akiva Goldsman Written by Goldsman, adapting the novel by Mark Helprin When I saw the trailer for Winter's Tale back in January, I was not impressed. It looked like the cover of a Harlequin Romance come to life. The advance buzz wasn't terribly promising, either. It didn't help that Goldsman, mostly known as… Read More

Man of Steel review

Directed by Zack Snyder Written by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan from the comic Superman created by Jerry Seigel and Joe Shuster Superman, as Gary Engle wrote, "raises the American immigrant experience to the level of religious myth." That's exactly what Zack Snyder's new feature film is going for. With myth and religion, you… Read More

Top 10 Movies of 2009

Today is the anniversary of FITI. Two years of my relentless spew. Thanks for checking it out.Continuing on the Words About Movies Before This Blog Started theme—The Top 10 of 2007 and 2008 were posted earlier this week—here's my picks for 2009. (Please excuse my CAPS, that's when 2012 me had to have his say.)… Read More