Just to be Sure

This latest French comedy from director Carine Tardiou (The Dandelions) mines predictable plot points without following through in the ways we might typically expect. With Just to be Sure, Tardiou, who also wrote the screenplay, manages to seamlessly blend humour and drama with Belgian actor Francois Damiens (so good in The Belier Family and fabulous […]

The Disaster Artist

The biggest problem with this latest directorial effort from James Franco is not the quality of the film, but more the fact that its mere existence continues to allow a manifestly untalented, delusional and seemingly unpleasant person to bask in the spotlight that has been inexplicably thrust his way for no discernible reason. An individual […]

Wonder Wheel

Write a screenplay. Make a movie. It seems as straightforward as that for Woody Allen and therein perhaps lies the problem. Seemingly with the freedom to make whatever ideas he develops, usually on a miniscule budget and with no studio interference, Allen has churned out at least one film (and sometimes more) every year since […]

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Rest assured that no deer, sacred or otherwise, was harmed in the making of this film, the follow-up to The Lobster from director Yorgos Lanthimos. The title is apparently inspired by the mythic Greek tale of Iphigenia, the daughter of Agamemnon, the king who led the Greeks into battle against the Trojans. When Agamemnon accidentally […]