TIFF 2011: HYSTERIA Review

     September 14, 2011

Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria is a silly little historical comedy and there’s nothing wrong with that.  The film is about the creation of the vibrator or as the opening title card tells us “The following is based on true events.  Really.”  …

WILD TARGET Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

Jonathan Lynn strikes me as an underrated director. For cineastes, the classical example of a great but underappreciated auteur, the comparison would be to directors like Andre de Toth or Joseph H. Lewis who slipped under the radar in their …

STARDUST Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

With the upcoming X-Men: First Class, Kick Ass and his memorable directorial debut Layer Cake, it’s no wonder people forget Matthew Vaughn’s sophomore directorial effort, Stardust. It’s just your average $70 million Hollywood adventure fairy tale starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert …

Hugh Dancy Joins Maggie Gyllenhaal for HYSTERIA

     August 20, 2010

Amid the same round of press where Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed she would star alongside Peter Sarsgaard in a Bill Monroe biopic, the actress spoke a bit about her upcoming role in Hysteria: I play a firecracker whose father is a …