Rental Pick: LOVING VINCENT (2017)

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. Billed as the world's first fully painted animation feature, naturally each scene is worth framing. It's a gorgeous film …

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Guest Review: LADY BIRD (2017)

Directed By: Greta Gerwig Written By: Greta Gerwig Runtime: 1 hr 34 minutes So at this point I think that my opinion of Lady Bird is wrong – if it is possible for an opinion on a piece of art to be wrong. The vast majority of everyone seems to have decided that Lady Bird is …

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My Top 10 Picks from Twin Cities Film Fest

Well, it's been almost two weeks since the 2015 Twin Cities Film Fest wrapped. I knew the tough part would be selecting the top 10 and so I took my time posting this. I use the same criteria when selecting my top 10 films from a given year. So when I say ‘top movies’ it’s sort …

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Day 4 Review – TCFF 2015 Gala Screening: Brooklyn

Three of my most highly-anticipated films at TCFF premiered on Saturday. Two of them are studio features, Youth & Brooklyn and one is a small indie drama The Dust Storm, which I have reviewed here along with my interview w/ one of the director and cast members. It was quite a whirlwind day starting with the Future of Film …

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Thursday Movie Picks #36: Movies adapted from a Young Adult Novel

Happy Thursday everyone! This is another entry to the weekly Thursday Movie Picks that's spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog. The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks can either be favourites/best, worst, hidden gems, or if you're up to …

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7 Films Screened at Sundance 2015 I’m most curious about

How's your weekend everybody? I spent some of my weekend reading [and dreaming] about the Sundance Film Festival. I wish I could go there one day, the venue itself in Park City, Utah is gorgeous and of course, it's a haven for movie fans, especially indie lovers. Who knows when we'll actually see these films in a …

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Top 10 Favorite Irish Actors working in Hollywood today

Happy St Patrick's Day everybody! According to this Guinness Store House sign, everyone's Irish today 😀 I hope you don't mind me resurrecting this oldie-but-goodie list I did a while back, but I've been meaning to update 'em for some time. This list is limited to performers born and bred in Ireland (at least for …

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TCFF Day 7 reviews: The Liability, Casual Encounters, How I Live Now

Now that TCFF has wrapped, I'll be posting some reviews from the last few days of the film fest, as well as which films won the TCFF Awards which was announced last night. Glad to see some of my personal favorites getting nominated. You can check out the list here. Now here are some films …

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Five for the Fifth: November 2012 Edition

Hello folks, welcome to another 2012 edition of Five of the Fifth! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. So let's get started, …

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