Reviews

TIFF Review — WILDLIFE

By Nick Maylor (***1/2) Paul Dano shows the patience, confidence and wisdom of an older, more experienced filmmaker for his directorial debut. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Ford first published in 1990 and the script was adapted by Dano himself and Zoe Kazan. When explaining why he chose the book, Dano…

TIFF Opens With Outlaw King

By John H. Foote OUTLAW KING (***) Though made for the streaming company Netflix, Outlaw King, which opened TIFF last night at Roy Thompson Hall deserves to be, no, demands to be seen on a vast movie screen. The better to take in the glorious helicopter shots, the lush greenery of old Scotland, and the…

REVISITING HELL — APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

By John H. Foote                  “They train young men to drop fire on people, but their                  commanders won’t allow them to write fuck on their airplanes,                  because it is obscene.” – Kurtz (Marlon Brando) The University Theatre sat on Bloor Street in Toronto, standing like a massive cathedral for cinema, a church to…

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – Digital Home Release Review

By Nick Maylor (****) Becoming the highest-grossing film franchise of all time (in less than a decade), The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an epic crossover that plays out in a continuous anthology of interconnected stories just like the Marvel Comics Universe that the film’s are based on. With Avengers: Infinity War (2018), ten years and…