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Live from Toronto Film Festival: Wrapping up

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.17.2016 | Home
Marshall Fine

I counted no fewer than a half-dozen films being touted by different bloggers as "the best film of the year" before I even arrived in Canada. A couple of those turned out to be far less impressive than the hype would have you believe.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2014 | Home
Marshall Fine

Which is what I value most about the film festival experience in general: the chance it offers to discover a film, a filmmaker, an actor -- the operative word being discover. That's less and less of a factor at this particular festival these days. Instead, it seems stacked with pre-sold titles.

Nic Cage's Redemption?

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home
Mike Ryan

It hurts watching James Gandolfini play a romantic lead because I just now realized that James Gandolfini is very, very good at playing a romantic lead and we will never get to see him do that again.

Wrapping up the Toronto Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home
Marshall Fine

If you were able to watch a new movie every two hours all day from 8 a.m. through midnight for the entire 10-day run of the festival, you would still only be able to see a little more than half of the movies the festival has to offer.

'Unlike Anything He's Ever Done'

Posted 08.02.2013 | Home

Nicolas Cage's filmography goes on and on, but his next project is something new, according to the film's director. Cage will star in "Joe," an ada...

Mike Ryan

The First Word On Nic Cage's 'Brutal' New Movie | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.24.2013 | Home

Near the top of many "must see" lists after the announcement of this year's slate at the Toronto International Film Festival is David Gordon Green's "...

Mike Ryan

David Gordon Green Defends 'The Sitter' | Mike Ryan | Posted 04.25.2013 | Home

Let's just say that film fans who have followed director David Gordon Green's career for some time were left perplexed after watching "The Sitter." Re...

Mike Ryan

Paul Rudd Explains His 'Secret Movie' | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.20.2013 | Home

Paul Rudd has had two movie careers. Chances are, you remember his first: it's the one that started with "Clueless" and ended with the release of "Anc...

Josh Lucas: No Hide Away From Tides of Career

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Lucas is under no illusion that Hide Away is a mainstream film. But he enjoyed taking the risks inherent in making an independent film with a very personal point of view.

Movie Review: The Sitter

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Even with reliable comic performers like Jonah Hill, the crafty and unpredictable Sam Rockwell and JB Smoove, Green can't generate any big chuckles in a movie loaded with such sure-fire laughs as groin-kicks and tots shouting obscenities.

ReThink Review: Your Highness -- Ye Olde Stoner Flick

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Jonathan Kim

Your Highness is certainly an original film for its genre, but is it any good, with or without the use of dangerous Schedule I controlled substances?

HuffPost Review: Your Highness

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

Your Highness is fatally-stymied by a script that still thinks that smoking weed is inherently funny, the "f-word" is by-itself comic gold, and homosexuality is automatically repulsive.

Sweet, Sweet Pineapple

Kim Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kim Morgan

Though Pineapple Express is clearly sending up '80s action movies within the stoner genre, I find it interesting that no one has mentioned any kind of deeper message regarding drugs laws.

Snow Angels Premiere: Amy Sedaris, Politics Talk And The Return Of Gossip Girl

Michelle Kung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Kung

Last night, writer/director David Gordon Green was on-hand for the New York premiere of his dark drama Snow Angels at the Museum of Modern Art.