Review: American Assassin is crying out for a Winner kill

0.5 out of 4 stars Title American Assassin Composed by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz Directed by Michael Cuesta Starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Sanaa Lathan Genre Thriller Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 Trauma and grief hit different people in different ways. A number of us, if our fiancée went down in […]

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Harry Dean Stanton, Hollywood character actor, dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice that became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in “Paris, Texas,” “Repo Man” and a number of other movies and TV shows, died Friday at age 91. Stanton died of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his representative, John S. Kelly, told The Associated […]

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Review: Mother!

Is a must-see movie, whatever that means to you

Title Mother! Composed by Darren Aronofsky Directed by Darren Aronofsky Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer Genre Horror Classification 18A Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 ? for the Aronofsky agnostic???? for the Aronofsky acolyte Initially, so we’re told, God created the heavens and the earth. At the beginning of Mother! , Darren Aronofsky generates a […]

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TIFF 2017: Silence of the pirate growl speaks volumes about the festival

For years, among the most loathed parts of TIFF was also one of its most innocent delights: filmgoers growling “yarrrrrr,” just like a pirate, before each screening. For those not familiar with the phenomenon, maybe it merits a short explanation. For quite a while now, every screening at the Toronto International Film Festival was preceded by a warning against bootlegging […]

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TIFF 2017: Alan Zweig’s new Movie takes an outsider’s Trip to Nunavut

Making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival is There’s a House Here, the latest work from the Canadian documentarian Alan Zweig. The movie covers multiple trips to Nunavut, where his long-time buddy Tatanniq Idlout (a.k.a. Inuit stone musician Lucie Idlout) was his unwilling manual. The Globe and Mail talked to Zweig (whose films explore the worlds of […]

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TIFF 2017: At film festival, the truth is out there — if you know where to look

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival is filthy with movies boasting exceptionally progressive bona fides. Battle of the Sexes, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, tackles chauvinism from the sports arena. Kings, with Halle Berry and Daniel Craig, looks at racism through the prism of the Rodney King riots. The same-sex love Call Me by Your Name intends to be […]

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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

Guillermo del Toro won the Venice Film Festival’s top Golden Lion prize on Saturday for his monster thriller “The Shape of Water{}” The Mexican director said he expected that his success would inspire young directors to “have faith in anything you have religion in.” “In my case, it’s monsters,” said the 52-year-old director, whose films include “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.” […]

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