The Dakota Johnson-starring Persuasion makes its arrival on Netflix as the first big screen adaptation of the Jane Austen novel. While there have been previous film adaptations, they were made-for-TV and not for the big screen. In fairness, this film did get a brief theatrical release before going to its forever home on Netflix. Unfortunately, one should not go into this film with any high hopes. I mean, it’s very telling alone with Netflix not…"Persuasion: The Jane Austen Adaptation Is Terrible"
Cosmo Jarvis and Niamh Algar spoke with Solzy at the Movies about The Shadow of Violence following the 2019 world premiere in Toronto. The Shadow of Violence was one of the sleeper hits when the film premiered last year in Toronto. If you attended TIFF in 2019, you probably know the film by its original name: Calm With Horses. There’s a Coen Brothers-esque vibe to The Shadow of Violence but I like that this film…"The Shadow of Violence: Cosmo Jarvis and Niamh Algar Talk Film, Process"
Calm With Horses is certainly one of Toronto’s strongest contenders among the films that are not playing in the Gala or Special Presentations programs. Horses may appear in the title but they don’t really have much to do with the film’s plot. Oh, we’ll get some glimpses here and there but if you’re expecting them to play a major role, you’re going to be disappointed. Douglas “Arm” Armstrong was once a boxer but now he’s…"Toronto 2019: Calm With Horses"
In Lady Macbeth, elements of both sexism and feminism are at play in the British drama. Directed by William Oldroyd from a screenplay written by Alice Birch, the film stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, and Christopher Fairbank. The film is based on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov. Set in 1865 England, 17-year-old Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stuck in a loveless, arranged marriage to Alexander (Hilton), a man who is…"Lady Macbeth: Sexism, Feminism at play in British Drama"