Tag Archives: Liam Neeson

March 28

New on Blu-ray: Silence

For close to thirty years Martin Scorsese has wanted to bring his passion project, Silence, to the big screen. After years of working on the script, and getting comfortable enough with his own spiritually, he has as succeeded in crafting a gorgeous meditation on the complexities of faith. Arriving on Blu-ray and Digital HD combo […]

March 04

TIRFF 2017: How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story

Directed by Des Henderson and narrated by Liam Neeson, How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story is an effective documentary focusing on the Project Children charity. The charity was founded in 1975 by an Irish immigrant bomb squad policeman named Denis Mulcahy, with the intent of bringing Irish children to live with host […]

January 06

A Monster Calls

The sight of a tree-like monster uprooting itself from the ground is enough to terrify most children, but not 12-year-old Conor O’Malley. At a stage where he is “too old to be a kid, too young to be a man,” Conor (Lewis MacDougall, who gives a breakout performance) has more pressing things to deal with […]

March 24

The Gunman

Directed by Pierre Morel, The Gunman is an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel The Prone Gunman about a former assassin, Jim Terrier (Sean Penn), whose past sins finally catch up with him. In 2006 Terrier worked as a soldier, unbeknownst to his girlfriend Annie (Jasmine Trinca), and was instrumental in the killing of a minister […]

September 23

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Liam Neeson was not the face I envisioned when I cracked open my first Matthew Scudder detective novel back in high school. I even had a moments pause when viewing the trailer for A Walk Among the Tombstones as the marketing was clearly trying to capitalize on the success of Taken. So it is understandable […]

March 03

The Lego Movie

We first meet Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt) as he wakes up to start his day. He grabs his trusty instruction book titled How to fit in, have everybody like you and always be happy then begins to follows the step by step instructions as he does day after day. Emmet nearly heads off […]