From J.C. Chandor, the director of MARGIN CALL and ALL IS LOST:
A brand new silent film about the culture and diversity of London is looking for your help:
A walk among the clichés. My review of Liam Neeson’s A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES:
Out to own today:
The Two Faces of January
Benny & Jolene
And with that, my movie watching at #TIFF14 has been completed. 40 films in total. Thank you to the festival - your teams and volunteers are ace.
THE CONNECTION ★★★☆☆
Slick, but personality-less crime epic. It's no DRUG WAR.
BEFORE WE GO ★★★☆☆
Capt America directs 1st film. Evans channels inner Linklater, for BEFORE SUNRISE-esque romance, to solid effect.
THE SEARCH ★★★☆☆
An important story, hampered by unrelenting misery and the irritating character played by Bérénice Bejo.
TIME OUT OF MIND ★★★½☆
Richard Gere begins Oscar race, as homeless man in NY. Oren Moverman directs as if European arthouse movie.
Arrested development indie comedy. Slacker lady pretends to be pregnant to fit in. Gets tone/humour right.
ST. VINCENT ★★★☆☆
A cornball BAD WORDS. Bill Murray plays to his fans, channeling his GROUNDHOG DAY persona.
NED RIFLE ★★★½☆
Hal Hartley drops Dutch angles, adds Aubrey Plaza. Saga continues with consistency of tone, but leaner.
BREAKUP BUDDIES ★★★☆☆
2nd Ning Hao of 2014 (NO MAN'S LAND at Berlin). Expert craft, yet diminishes that striking work for crassness.
Director Kevin Smith makes a bonkers, annoyingly loquacious body horror. Johnny Depp saves the film.