Charlie Kaufman and Ian Reid help me “think of ending things”

“I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to the algorithm.” Kingston author Ian Reid said upon reviewing the successful adaptation of his work, the latest head trip from Academy Award Winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is my brother’s favourite screenwriter though I always preferred Kaufman’s twin brother Donald. Most of his tales never venture…

Mulan is ‘Trite Shite’

3 redeeming qualities of Mulan: The Aspect Ratio, the cool witch makeup, and the casting of Tzi Ma as the father who adds decency to a film that doesn’t offer much. Out of all the Disney remakes, the only one I really like is Cinderella. Rebuilding a 65 year old film whose politics and motivations…

TƎИƎT REVIEW | “ИO⅃AИ MƎƎTS ENTROPY “

“We live in a Twilight World.” “And there are no friends at dusk.” It has been six months since theatres closed. The longest gap in moviegoing for me in twenty years. Yet it does not feel long ago my father and I went to see The Invisible Man. Not a bad film to go out…

You Should Have Left (2020)

I have previously written only two reviews of films as they were released on video: Dumbo and Fifty Shades of Grey. This is inline with those. A family moves into a house and weird things start to happen. Accomplished films with this premise in recent memory; Insidious, Paranormal Activity, and Sinister have all been produced…

‘Joker’ Review: Clown Car Cabbie

Director/ Co-writer: Todd Phillips/ Writer: Scott Silver/ Starring: Robert De Niro, Joaquin Phoenix / Producer: Bradley Cooper/ Cinematography: Lawrence Sher Joker is Taxi Driver meets The King of Comedy set in the Batman universe. It is less violent, more expensive, modern and thus perhaps phoney, and equally intermittently dull. This is not a funfilm. It…

“Far From Home” is a solid if so-so Spider-Man film

Budget: $160 Million One of the earliest posts I made about Spider-Man on this website is that his introduction into the MCU would be the catalyst for its ruination. I was premature, but after viewing Spider-Man: Far From Home I’m still not entirely sure I was wrong. “[T]he most generous thing you can say about…

With ‘Dumbo’, Disney Gives and Gets the Film It Expected

Director: Tim Burton Writer: Ehren Kruger Music: Danny Elfman Production Design: Richard Heinrichs Dumbo may be remembered by film historians as the film that was released during the takeover of 21st Century Fox. Itself a movie about corporate buyers taking over a struggling enterprise, the beautifully romanticized film flopped at the box-office after costing a…