March 12, 2015

It may not be magical, but Kenneth Branagh's film is a nice, vibrant live-action version of the Disney animated classic.


     October 27, 2011

[This is a re-print of my review from the 2011 Toronto Film Festival] In Anonymous, Edward de Vere, the Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans) tells young playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto), “All artists have something to say because otherwise they’d …

Dakota Fanning to Star in Emma Thompson-Scripted EFFIE

     August 16, 2011

It looks like Emma Thompson’s long-in-development biopic Effie is finally gearing up for production. Thompson wrote the original script, which is a biopic of Effie Gray and centers on her doomed marriage to art critic John Ruskin in 1840’s London. …

4 Movie Clips from THE KING’S SPEECH

     November 20, 2010

Opening on November 26 is one of the best films of the year and something that’s absolutely getting nominated for every major award: director Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech.  I caught a screening at the Toronto Film Festival and was …