Review: ‘The Leisure Seeker’ is ultimately relationship goals.

In Select Theaters March 9th THE LEISURE SEEKER stars Academy Award-winner® Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner® Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call the Leisure Seeker. The couple travels from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each Read More →

Review: ‘Indivisible’ takes the family bond to the extreme.

INDIVISIBLE (Indivisibili)In a complex and incredibly nuanced new film, sisters must decide if physical and emotional separation is what they need to survive. Indivisible is a story of exploitation and personal desire. Daisy and Viola are conjoined twin sisters living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and, thanks to their performances at local weddings, communions, Read More →

Review: ‘THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM’ gives us a theatrical look at murder and mayhem.

 presents THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM **World Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival 2016** **Official Selection – Sitges Film Festival 2016** The city of London is gripped with fear as a serial killer – dubbed The Limehouse Golem – is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in his victim’s blood.  With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns Read More →

Review: ‘Maudie’ brings Sally Hawkins into the Oscar race.

Based on a true story, MAUDIE charts the unlikely romance between Maud Lewis, a folk artist who blossoms in later life, and the curmudgeonly recluse, Everett. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. When she answers an ad for a housekeeper Read More →

Review: Werner Herzog’s ‘SALT AND FIRE’ leaves a bitter taste.

SALT AND FIRE World Premiere – Shanghai Film Festival 2016 North American Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Official Competition – Dubai International Film Festival 2016 Official Competition – Glasgow Film Festival 2017 SALT AND FIRE is about a mysterious hostage-taking where the leader of a small scientific delegation is deliberately stranded with two blind boys in an area of gigantic salt flats. Shot in Bolivia, the film Read More →

Review: ‘PREVENGE’ takes killer kids to the next level.

presents PREVENGE Written and Directed by Alice Lowe **Official Selection: 2016 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL** **Official Selection: 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL** **Official Selection: SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2017** Sometimes, when it’s 3 am and my unborn baby girl decided it’s an awesome time to do a dance instead of letting me sleep, I become, shall we say, a little grumpy. 3 weeks away from Read More →

Review: ‘BRIMSTONE’ takes Dakota Fanning down the darkest path yet.

BRIMSTONE Official Selection – Venice International Film Festival 2016 North American Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Official Competition – London Film Festival 2016 U.S. Premiere – Palm Springs International Film Festival 2017 BRIMSTONE is a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance set against the unforgiving cruelty of the American frontier. Wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit, Read More →

Review: In ‘MY NAME IS EMILY’ Evanna Lynch leaves Hogwarts behind.

Monument Releasing Presents  MY NAME IS EMILY  A Film By Simon Fitzmaurice Opening Theatrically In US Cities On February 17 VOD To Release On February 24 MY NAME IS EMILY, the debut-feature written and directed by the amazing Simon Fitzmaurice, is a life-enhancing story starring Evanna Lynch (Harry Potter), Michael Smiley (The Lobster, Kill List) and newcomer George Webster (City of Dreamers, Blood Moon). After Read More →

Review: ‘Trespass Against Us’ makes Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson family.

  TRESPASS AGAINST US is set across three generations of the Cutler family who live as outlaws in their own anarchic corner of Britain’s richest countryside. Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) is heir apparent to his bruising criminal father, Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and has been groomed to spend his life hunting, thieving and tormenting the police. But with his own son, Read More →

NYFF54 Review: ‘PATERSON’ is poetry in every sense of the word.

PATERSON written and directed by Jim Jarmusch Jim Jarmusch 2016 USA 118 minutes Adam Driver is Paterson, a bus driver who writes poetry and happens to live and work in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, with his effervescent and energetic girlfriend (Golshifteh Farahani). Jim Jarmusch’s exquisite film is set to the rhythm of an individual consciousness and is made Read More →

Review: ‘LONDON ROAD’ brings an eerie tune to the big screen.

BBC WORLDWIDE NORTH AMERICA PRESENTS Based on the groundbreaking musical from London’s National Theatre STARRING: Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy And the entire original cast from the London play DIRECTED BY: Rufus Norris WRITTEN BY: Alecky Blythe If you anything like me and millions of other curious cats across the land, you spend far too many hours watching ID Read More →

Review: ‘COLONIA’ holds you captive.

How far would you go for love? Would you risk your life to save another? Based on true events, COLONIA is a harrowing thriller that follows the attempted escape from one the most bloody and disturbing cults in history. SYNOPSIS Florian Gallenberger’s historical thriller, set around the Pinochet coup in 1970s Chile sees Emma Watson’s (Harry Potter, Noah) Lena forced to undertake Read More →

Review: ‘Shelter’ is Paul Bettany’s personal cry for us to wake up.

  SHELTER A film by Paul Bettany In NYC, the homeless are a huge problem. If we’re being honest, most of us ignore them or wave them off and go about our lives. Paying $5 for a cup of coffee but turning our noses up at giving spare change to a person in need. It’s a cultural problem. It’s an Read More →

Review: ‘JAMES WHITE’ makes escaping reality impossible.

        Josh Mond’s JAMES WHITE Starring Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi If you’ve ever watched someone die from cancer… if you’ve ever seen the downward spiral of a loved one… if you’ve ever been lost in a haze a grief and confusion, JAMES WHITE will speak to you. What does a young man, flailing in Read More →

Review: ‘I SMILE BACK’ is Sarah Silverman’s game changer.

Presents Sarah Silverman has been making us laugh for ages now. Her raunchy comedy style is beyond funny. Though, we’ve never seen her in a role like the one she plays in I SMILE BACK. As a mother of two children, insurance salesman husband, massive house in the burbs, Silverman plays a woman on the edge of a cliff. This Read More →

Review: ‘ROOM’ is gut-wrenching and extraordinary.

  Presents What would you do to protect the ones you love? What sacrifices would you make to ensure their health and safety? ROOM pushes our “what if’s” to the brink and asks us to take a leap of faith into this harrowing story of a mother and son. ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a Read More →

Trailer: ‘THE WITCH’ looks insanely frightening.

  Presents   THE WITCH A film by Robert Eggers   ***Winner – Directing Award, Dramatic – 2015 Sundance Film Festival***   THE WITCH will have its International Premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival as a Special  In this exquisitely-made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together Read More →

Review: ‘GUIDANCE’ is an underachiever’s playbook.

Former child star, alcoholic, narcissistic David is in desperate need of a job. Using the internet, his acting skills, and his ability to overachieve only when taking the path f least resistance, he gets hired as a high school counselor. Hilarity ensues in the form of lies, awkward social encounters, and a seemingly misguided sense of self redemption. Writer/Director/Star Pat Mills‘ Read More →

Toronto International Film Festival, Vanguard Section – Liz’s Review: ‘They Have Escaped’

Toronto International Film Festival, Vanguard Section Sometimes we run from things; the past, the present, and the lies we tell ourselves. In Writer/Director J-P Valkeapää brings us They Have Escaped, a unique coming of age narrative about two kids on the run. Joni is a young man who goes AWOL on his military service, landing him a mandatory civil service stint Read More →