'It: Chapter Two' Review
IT’s only been two years (though it feels longer) since the first half of the latest take on Stephen King’s “It” was released. “It Chapter Two” shifts the story ahead 27 years. King and returning director Andy Muschietti certainly aren’t clowning around when it comes to the time jump.
Hugo Weaving has to deal with his past and future in the confronting drama ’Hearts and Bones’ (TIFF review)
Documentary filmmaker Ben Lawrence’s first feature takes a deep look into a war photographer’s history and future, played by the always captivating Hugo Weaving.
'Hearts and Bones' trailer
Pelican Blood (TIFF review)
Nina Hoss carries this German film about a mother’s unconditional love for her non-biological daughter. — Wiebke (Nina Hoss) has a good life as a single mother of Nicolina. She spends her days training police horses, and she's good at it, taming even the most difficult animals.
Takashi Miike is back to his old yakuza tricks in the exhilarating ’First Love’ (TIFF review)
Leo is a young boxer in Tokyo. In an important fight he suddenly goes down without taking a big hit. And after having a brain scan the doctor tells Leo he has a tumor that will be impossible to remove. His life is over, and Leo is devastated.
Shia LaBeouf tells his personal story of growing up, playing his own father in ‘Honey Boy’ (TIFF review)
Shia LaBeouf tells his story of growing up as a child actor, and dealing with his abusive father. — In what might be a surprising move to some, Shia LaBeouf turned to screenwriting (not directing) for his first feature film.
Love Me Tender (TIFF review)
Fear of leaving the house has kept Seconda in her house in her small town for nine months. Not having much of a life because of it, she terrorizes the cat or has the occasional small conversation with her parents, who understandably do want her to leave the house.
'Honey Boy' trailer
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe lose their shit in ‘The Lighthouse’ (TIFF review)
Let me first say I’m still recovering from this experience. ‘The Lighthouse’ has Robert Pattinson masturbating, Willem Dafoe in love with a light, some farting, and creepy mermaids to boot. I wouldn’t call it a bad experience perse, but it definitely won’t be for everyone.
‘Proxima’ is a touching story of the preparation for space through the eyes of a young girl and her mother (TIFF review)
Most films about space exploration involve a bunch of people on a space ship where weird things start to happen. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not too original anymore either. Beau Willimon’s series ‘The First’ (2018) with Sean Penn was a welcome change to that, but it was heavy and didn’t always connect.
Terrence Malick shines his bright light on WWII in ‘A Hidden Life’ (TIFF review)
Director Terrence Malick is back to form in his new stunning WWII drama ‘A Hidden Life’. — Appreciation of ‘The Thin Red Line’ (1998) director Terrence Malick has been spotty over the past few years. You could consider ‘The Tree of Life’ (2011) with Brad Pitt his last acclaimed work, not considering the documentary style ‘Voyage of Time: Life's Journey’ (2016) — which, to be honest, got some mixed reviews as well.
'A Hidden Life' trailer
'Wonder Woman' Director Patty Jenkins Inks $10 Million TV Deal at Netflix
Patty Jenkins is the latest high-profile creator to join the streaming giant. — Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins has signed a three-year pact worth $10 million with Netflix. The pact is an overall TV deal. Under the new pact, Jenkins will create, develop, and produce new series that are exclusively for Netflix.
'It Chapter Two' on track for $100 million opening weekend
Who says fall movies can’t compete with summer box office champs? — As IT Chapter Two scares its way back into theaters, we have word Pennywise and co. are poised to gobble up an estimated $100 million in weekend ticket sales.
'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho returns with the hilarious Korean drama 'Parasite' (TIFF review)
After his english hit 'Snowpiercer' and multinational Netflix film 'Okja', director Bong Joon-ho took another surprising move by returning to his home country to direct ‘Parasite’. A move that might have produced his most brilliant work to date.
Trailer: New generation of sorority sisters rise to the challenge in Blumhouse's 'BLACK CHRISTMAS' remake
Ho Ho Ho bitch. — Black Christmas is headed back to the big screen this time as yet another remake but under the guidance of genre whiz Jason Blum.
Black Christmas 2019
Trailer: Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx fight social injustice in 'JUST MERCY'
Can you smell what the Oscars are cooking? — The first trailer for Warner Bros. JUST MERCY arrives just days ahead of its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. And as you would expect, the first look hits all the emotional beats that an Oscar hopeful is want to do, underscored by America’s longstanding history of racial and social discrimination through the eyes of two black men.