Certainly the pedigree of Child 44 makes it seem promising. But the timing of the release -- April, a pre-summer graveyard -- and the fact that it wasn't screened for critics until shortly before opening both mitigate against it.
In a world where the need to grab moviegoers' attention is paramount, the skill to create a good movie trailer is definitely a necessity and an art form. How many times have you been fooled into watching something because the trailer looked spectacular?
By Day 3 it's become clear that the Toronto film fest 2014 is above all about the year of the actor, male and female. As I toggle between one theater and the next, I discover yet another film that raises the bar on the art of screen performance.
Ivan Locke has a moral quandary whose resolution is the centerpiece of this film. At what price should or can he (or anyone) redress past mistakes, those of our own doing or those that befall us as the legacy of our family's misdeeds?
Summer movie season is here, our favorite time of the year! For this week's show, we fly Sean-less, but Brian and I still have lots to chat about, including Jon Favreau's return to his indie writing/directing roots with the cooking dramady, Chef.
We checked out this year's slate, but before we can smugly tell our friends, "Yeah, I saw that before anyone else -- at Sundance," we broke them down into categories and predicted the "buzzworthiness" that each would have this year.