Tag Archives: Allison Janney

September 16

TIFF 2017: I, Tonya

For those of us who remember the 1994 figure skating controversy that erupted when US medal hopeful Nancy Kerrigan was unexpectedly assaulted, it was the ultimate good versus evil narrative. Kerrigan was the apple of America’s eye and Tanya Harding was the villain, by association to the men behind the assault. As a result, Harding’s […]

June 23

Finding Dory

The longer a sequel takes to be made, the higher the stakes become (see the budget for the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence). Also, focusing a sequel on a supporting character (Minions, Evan Almighty) doesn’t always pay off as well as the original. However, when you have the star power of Ellen DeGeneres, and bring back […]

June 05

Spy

Spy opens the way you would expect from most espionage films to begin. A secret agent, Bradley Fine (Jude Law), infiltrates a high end cocktail party in search of his target, Tihomir Boyanov (Raad Rawi). Fine gets himself in a bind and relies on his trusty desk analyst, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), back in the […]

February 26

The Auteurs: Jason Reitman

One of the most fascinating filmmakers to emerge in the world of cinema in the past decade, Jason Reitman likes to explore individuals who struggle to deal with the realities of their life. The son of famed comedy filmmaker Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman has carved out his own distinct voice by meshing both humor and […]

October 10

Touchy Feely

As the title astutely suggests, Touchy Feely is a film all about connections. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual, Lynn Shelton’s latest film provides an observation of all the things that bring us together and the fears that keep us apart. Despite being billed as “a self-improved comedy”, Touchy Feely is a dramedy that is […]