Serenity: A Letdown, Despite Best Efforts

There’s a whole lot of mystery behind the stakes that drive Serenity as the film finds itself landing somewhere mixed between noir and thriller. Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) finds himself in the same routine every day.  Over and over, he plays the same game off of Plymouth Island: catch the fish.  Everybody on the island as their place and they don’t really change up their routines at all.  One day, Baker is shocked to find…

"Serenity: A Letdown, Despite Best Efforts"

TIFF 2018: White Boy Rick

Taking place during Detroit in the 1980s, White Boy Rick tells the story it wants but only to an extent. The biggest thing that I felt could have been explored better were the unjust treatments towards Rick Wershe, Jr. (Richie Merritt).  This is someone who became the youngest person to ever serve as an FBI informant.  The fact that the FBI turned their backs on a deal is wildly upsetting.  It isn’t unfair to say…

"TIFF 2018: White Boy Rick"

The Dark Tower: Proceed Heavily With Caution

The Dark Tower does it’s best to introduce us to a fantasy world created by novelist Stephen King but it would have been better off as a mini-series rather than starting a film franchise that serves as a rebooted sequel to the books. Based on the novels by Stephen King, Nikolaj Arcel directs from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel.  The film stars Idris Elba,…

"The Dark Tower: Proceed Heavily With Caution"