Author: Parker Mott

THE FORCE AWAKENS, a Double Take

If Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the latest reboot to the popular franchise, has any cultural merit, it is this: it confirms how mainstream moviegoers have become increasingly uninterested in engaging with films as visual art and, instead, only bent on devouring big-budget product.

TIFF 2014 Review: The Tribe

The Tribe is a two-hour-plus episodic crime drama built on a series of tracking shots told in silence to the extent that we only hea...

Review: Belle

Like Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, Amma Asante’s Belle, with stately precision, examines slavery not just as some atrocious institutio...

Review: Diana

Diana is a biopic of the last two years of the late Princess Diana, a beloved media icon who could never escape the limelight. This...

Review: The Counselor

A (mostly dialogue-driven) drama about an overconfident Counselor who, on the verge of getting married to the exotic Laura, gets inv...

Review: Gravity

In this sci-fi thriller, Astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski are led into a terrifying maelstrom of space debris that threatens...

Review: Cutie and the Boxer

This award-winning documentary follows the active artistic relationship and chaotic 40-year marriage between Neo-Dadaist pioneer Ush...

TIFF 2013 Review: Enemy

Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy is a Canadian curio with a mind that belongs to another Lynchian planet. Possibly one inhabited by Godzilla...