The Mercenary is phoney-baloney action-packed junk. That’s harsh, but how else do you explain something that’s so violent and transparent?
She Never Died is not really a sequel to 2015’s He Never Died. Think of it as a story that could exist in that same universe that plays by the same rules.
Fans of Keanu Reeves may want to tune into The Divine Fury. After all, this South Korean horror-thriller feels inspired by John Wick’s fight choreography and Constantine’s freaky gothic imagery.
By: Jessica Goddard Full disclosure: I am bad at watching war movies. I watch war movies out of some (likely misdirected) sense of duty – if actual human beings lived these horrors, I should be able to stomach cinematic recreations of them, is my thinking. But, I find it very hard to watch people die (which I’ve chosen to attribute to a smug overabundance of empathy) even if it’s only a performance. For this reason,…
The best thing about Hobbs & Shaw, the first feature-length spin-off in the Fast & Furious series, is that anyone can watch it. It does a good job standing on its own legs and distancing itself from its popular franchise; allowing everyone to pick up on the same page. But perhaps in an attempt to give its spin-off series a safe start, Hobbs & Shaw is as typical as action movies come – Hollywood buys…
Contracts (DIR. Alex Chung) Critics Jean-Luc Comolli and Paul Narboni once suggested that all films were inherently political because, even when a film lacks an overt political bent, its refusal to question the politics of its world is an acceptance of said politics. This lesson in film theory may sound like it is coming out of nowhere, but it serves a purpose, namely in explaining that Alex Chung’s Contracts—which had its world premiere at Toronto After…
Controversial director/screenwriter Roger Avary returns to the director’s chair with Lucky Day, his first commercial release since 2002’s The Rules of Attraction.
Even though I’m late to the game, I still feel the need to announce my new favourite action franchise as if I’m the first to discover the John Wick series.
After making a decent impression with her unsettling segment in the horror anthology XX, Canadian filmmaker Jovanka Vuckovic takes a swing at directing a feature-length story with Riot Girls.
By: Jolie Featherstone Ready or Not is a devilishly fun, macabre thriller that toys with the tumultuous nature of family and the blatantly unethical drive of the wealthy to maintain their status – with a dollop of blood thrown in for good measure.