Author: Anthony Marcusa


Review: The Homesman

The stark cruelty and tragic isolation of the 1850s frontier life is omnipresent in The Homesman¸ Tommy Lee Jones’ troubling and immersive period drama.


Review: Citizenfour

It’s rather remarkable that Citzenfour quickly develops into one of the most suspenseful films of the year, and not just because it’...


Review: The Overnighters

“Jesus didn’t have our neighbours,” Pastor Jay Reinke tells a man he has to unfortunately ask to leave him house; it’s funny, but he...


Review: John Wick

A serious and somber opening sets an important but ultimately misleading tone for John Wick, a refreshing and exceptionally violent...


Review: Birdman

Michael Keaton literally and figuratively rises to the occasion in Birdman¸or The Unexpected Value of Ignorance. The opening indeed...


Review: Laggies

It’s a welcome blend of the comically absurd and the lightly dramatic that makes up the sweet and charming Laggies, a film by Lynn S...

TIFF 2014 Review Whiplash

Review: Whiplash

Astonishment awaits in Whiplash, a simple story remarkably told about student and teacher, mentor and protégé, friends, and then foe...


Review: Ouija

In the continuing procession of formulaic, soft, mainstream so-called horror films comes Ouija, a product of the ever-efficient Blum...