Holiday ham.
It must have looked good on paper: Meryl Streep as the bitter, paranoid, pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston; Julia Roberts as Violet’s control-freak eldest daughter Barbara; Ewan McGregor as Barbara’s philandering husband Bill; the always...
Just the news and nothing else.
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Coming only a few months after Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, Bill Condon’s Wikileaks thriller The Fifth Estate feels both too soon and too late. Though Gibney’s same subtitle fits...

TIFF Film Diary

North America's prestigious film festival gets underway, with a rush of premieres.
The 38th Toronto Film Festival kicked off this weekend, and once again the city filled with press, movie stars, and film-lovers from around the world. Having arrived from Telluride, where a journalist has to use her wits to find the press ...
Story dwarfed by commercial imperatives in first of Tolkein trilogy
First, let’s acknowledge—shall we?—that despite the level of craft and application on display, and notwithstanding the fact that it will soon occupy every cinema from here to the outer suburbs of Ulan Bator, this is in fact less a movie than a...