Reviews

REVISITING THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (2007)

By John H. Foote (****) Let’s start by stating throughout this article the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford will be known as just Assassination for obvious reasons. I was in a full theatre the first time I saw this film, in the excellent Special Presentation category, my favourite, at…

REVISITING FUN WITH DICK AND JANE (1977)

By Craig Leask As we approach what looks to be another global recession, and probably not our last, I started thinking about how economic hardships such as these have been handled in the movies. There are many – from documentaries through to movies based on real events and people to full on creative endeavors. Movies…

REVISITING JACKIE BROWNE (1997)

By John H. Foote (****) The expectations surrounding Quentin Tarantino’s first film since the ground-breaking, sensational Academy Award winning Pulp Fiction (1994) were enormous. And when the film was released, it could not have been more different from Pulp Fiction, which did not sit well with critics and fans. The languid pacing, long, deliberate takes,…

REVISITING CASABLANCA (1942)

By Craig Leask Casablanca was one of those movies which that, for whatever reason, just lucked out more due to circumstance then planning. No one involved in making Casablanca had any idea the film was going to end up becoming a highly successful American classic, with the most identifiable quotes and ranked by Roger Ebert as…

THE 10 GREATEST SPORTS FILMS

By John H. Foote From the beginning of film movies have explored sports in their narratives, and various forms of sport have provided some the most remarkable stories in film history. Be it biographical accounts or fictional works, audiences and critics have long thrilled to the stories set on the playing field, boxing ring, ice…

REVISITING CRIMES OF THE HEART (1986)

By Alan Hurst You’ve gotta love streaming. You don’t realize what you have access to until you start venturing down one of the many rabbit holes supposedly organized by genre. That happened on the weekend when I found Crimes of the Heart (1986), Bruce Beresford’s film adaptation of Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize winning play from…