Reviews

Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS (***)

By John H. Foote The Coen Brothers are without question national treasures to the cinema. Since their explosion into the art form with Blood Simple (1987), they have dazzled audiences and critics with their wildly quirky and original works. Even their weaker films and there are few of these, are much more interesting than what…

Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (**)

By John H. Foote If there is one aspect of the Harry Potter universe that I think was criminally underappreciated it was the production design. Audiences were plunged into worlds described by Miss Rowling in her splendid books, and the wizards within Hollywood had created. Hogwarts Castle was a miracle of engineering and fantastical designs…

Review: GREEN BOOK (****) The Year’s Best Film?

By John H. Foote GREEN BOOK (****) There are some films, after just a few minutes from the beginning, you can FEEL how good they are, everything is falling into place, the audience is with the film, audience, and film become one. That was how I felt the first time I saw Green Book, an…

Review: OUTLAW KING (***)

By John H. Foote This film, which I saw at TIFF really does deserve a big screen release, which Netflix backed out of. It seems they are also second guessing the promised big screen release of Roma, expected to be a major Oscar player. Needless to say without big screenplay, the Oscars will evaporate. What…

Remembrance Day/Veterans Day RETROSPECTIVE

November 11th is Remembrance Day here in Canada. For our American neighbours, it is Veterans Day and is also known as Armistice Day. We here at Foote & Friends On Film decided to offer a few recommendations for films that shine a spotlight on war times and those to whom we owe our freedom. Please…