With the Toronto International Film Festival drawing to a close on Sunday, the Oscar race is now officially underway. Here are some worthy contenders.
In 2013, the versatile director said he was retiring from moviemaking. Four years later, he’s back with ‘Logan Lucky’. Here’s why.
David Lowery’s ‘Ghost Story’ goes so boldly against the Hollywood grain, it’s incredible that it was made at all
‘Rough Night’ is part of a wave of films from female directors changing up the summer movie season. But why do they mostly cede to Hollywood formula?
June 16th, 2017 1 comment
The Square, Diane Kruger and Joaquin Phoenix take home prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
From virtual reality to Netflix’s arrival to the emergence of women directors, Cannes finds itself in flux at 70. What comes next?
In interviews with The Meyerowitz Stories’ Dustin Hoffman, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Emma Thompson, the stars riff on family, art and happiness
“Okja” is a novel twist on the big budget monster movie, but it was the studio behind it that first caught the audience’s attention at the festival
For Michelle Williams, being a mother ‘is in the centre of my life. But I think that’s pretty ordinary.’
May 18th, 2017 1 comment
Brian D. Johnson’s first dispatch from Cannes, the high altar of world cinema—where it’s grappling with some seismic shifts
Laura Poitras’s new doc ‘Risk’—crafted from years of incredible access to the enigmatic WikiLeaks founder—is as revealing as it is unnerving
‘Norman’ could return former A-lister Richard Gere to the limelight that he claims his political advocacy has denied him
It was a shame how the Best Picture award snafu ruined an otherwise historic moment. But the night was bigger than one foul-up.
February 27th, 2017 1 comment
Our film critic is rooting for ‘Moonlight’ but finds the ‘La La Land’ hatred a bit much to take
Our film critic Brian D. Johnson reveals what made his list as the finest movies of the year