Elijah Wood

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...
All you need is love.
The portmanteau film is often a hit-miss proposition. When a group of shorts are banded together to make one feature film, it stands to reason that some will be better than others; that one director’s vision won’t quite marry with another’s, or...
Couple's collapse falls short at finish line.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: The difficult thirtysomething woman adrift on career and relationship tides forms a mini-theme at this year’s Sundance. If Young Adult were somehow allowed into the game, we could call it a bona fide trend at three.
Schreiber tries his best to tell a heartfelt tale of one man’s journey into his family’s war-torn past, but unfortunately, his first feature is ultimately underwhelming.
Whimsy, in the right hands, can be delightful, tender and moving. At other times, it can feel forced and simply fall flat. With Everything Is Illuminated, actor-turned-director Liev Schreiber tries his best to tell a heartfelt tale of one man’s...