TIFF – LBJ (2016)

No one has ever been sure what to do with Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. He fell between the unforgettable John F. Kennedy and the infamous Richard M. Nixon, a hard place to land. As a Texan Senator he…

Welcome to Me (2014)

When set free, there’s something genuinely unhinged about Kristen Wiig’s performances. Of all the members of the new comedy royalty currently reigning on big and small screen alike, she’s the least predictable. Where Tina Fey brings biting…

The Hateful Eight (2015)

This is the Tarantino film that was almost never made. After being leaked in January 2014, the filmmaker quickly shelved the project before considering adapting it for the stage or a novel. However, he decided to make his ambitious project…

Mistress America (2015)

Gerwig charms again, but she and Noah settle for easy Mistress America is a sort of Gatsby story. Tracy (the excellent Lola Kirke) is a Barnard College freshman and aspiring writer whose life in Manhattan is looking awfully drab till, in…

VENICE 2015 – Anomalisa (2015)

Welcome back Charlie, it’s been a while. Since 2008 in fact, far too long to have to be without his excoriating dismantling of the human psyche. Thankfully, he’s back in our midst, working with several members of the Community team to…

Welcome To Me (2014)

Kristen Wiig is, to me, one of the best comic actors working at this moment. Not only is she uproariously funny, but she's also just great at embodying any character. And that's why I expected great things from Welcome To Me, a movie that…

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) is a charismatic and rebellious student at Columbia University who draws the attention of new literature student Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe). Ginsberg isn’t afraid to challenge his lecturer on great writing…