Movie review: Wonka offers golden ticket to pure happiness
Movie review: Wonka
Paul King, the director behind the warm and fuzzy Paddington movies, stretches a strong arm into the cauldron of modern chaos and pulls out a sweet, magical treat of a movie that affirms the power of a pure heart.
Movie review: Maestro reveals duelling Bernsteins living within a single legend
Movie review: Maestro
Bradley Cooper brings a heap of passion and a stylish eye to a dysfunctional love story that strips artistic ego down to the studs. Echoing the core themes of an entirely different film about Leonard Bernstein, Maestro may have you asking who plays Bernstein better: Bradley Cooper, or Cate Blanchett?
Movie review: Leave the World Behind captures a very creepy Zeitgeist
Movie review: Leave the World Behind
Sam Esmail serves up a sophisticated psychological thriller that nods to Cold War convention while conjuring the biggest threat of the twenty-first century: A world where money governs morality, friendships are subject to outside influence, and even your neighbour can’t be trusted as an ally.
Mourning the golden age of journalism and the magic of random encounters
Tribute: Ward Perrin
Before media outlets became boutiques for different brands of thought and billionaires seeking ego affirmation, newsrooms were a place where friendships were born from shared professional purpose, and a gut need to get the story. Katherine Monk looks back on a newsroom shift when the world changed overnight, and a friendship was born from the tatters of the Iron Curtain.
By Katherine Monk
It’s mourning. In America. Again. I’m not just referring to the most recent mass shootings that left shell casings and broken lives in Nevada, or the broad swath of destruction left by apocalyptic weather patterns in the Midwest. I speak of the profound sense of loss that seems to define the collective psyche right now — not just in America, but everywhere.
Take a moment to process the prevailing winds of popular culture. Listen to the lyrics seeking absolute escapism, emotional oblivion and spiritual retribution. Then look at the cankered face of global politics, ...
Movie review: Oppenheimer fails to trigger emotional chain reaction
Movie review: Oppenheimer
Director and writer Christopher Nolan puts Cillian Murphy in the middle of a chaotic narrative in the hopes of harnessing the creative power of Robert J. Oppenheimer. The movie is packed with style and period inflections, but ends up an emotional dud.