Tag Archives: Jeff Daniels

October 28

Steve Jobs

Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs is an unconventional bio-pic about the co-founder of Apple Computers. The film is told in three different time periods, around three different landmark products being unveiled between 1984 and 1998. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film explores the life of Steve […]

September 14

TIFF 2015: The Martian

Based on the novel by Andy Weir, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is one of those rare science fiction blockbusters where the star-studded cast takes a backseat to the science itself. When a violent storm interrupts a team of NASA astronauts conducting research on Mars, the evacuating crew reluctantly leave Mark Watney (Matt Damon), who was […]

February 03

The Auteurs: Noah Baumbach

One of the new voices to emerge in the mid-1990s, Noah Baumbach is a filmmaker that has a talent for making compelling films about people dealing with changes in their lives. After bursting onto the scene with his first feature film in 1995’s Kicking and Screaming, his career came to a brief halt following back-to-back […]

February 03

Casting a Light on Casting

When news broke on Friday that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as the villainous Lex Luthor in the new ‘Batman/Superman ‘ film, two thoughts immediately popped into my mind: 1) ”seriously”, and 2) ”here we go again”. The first reaction was more a reflection of my own vision of the character. Although Eisenberg has proven […]