Chevalier rights a historical wrong in bringing the story of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, to the big screen. “The most talented man in Europe in horse-riding, shooting, fencing, dancing and music.” – President John Adams. In a perfect world, we’d have seen the film in theaters last fall. It was one of four Searchlight Pictures films to hold some sort of premiere during TIFF. Where the other three films were released during the weeks…"Chevalier: Biopic Rights A Historical Wrong"
Locked Down has the tough responsibility of being one of the first major studio films to take place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Filmmaker Doug Liman may be ambitious enough to want to film in outer space with Tom Cruise. But before doing that, he went about filming this project during the pandemic. Many of us have been living this horror movie since last March–some in worse circumstances than others. One thing this film does get…"Locked Down: A Feature Film For Covid Era"
In serving as a biopic of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody does a disservice by placing a bigger focus on the music than his sexuality. For the reasons I’ll get into shortly, Bohemian Rhapsody is this year’s version of The Greatest Showman. The music is great–don’t get me wrong, the film features a killer soundtrack that you should absolutely own. Much in the same case as last year’s crowd-pleasing musical, the faults in…"Bohemian Rhapsody: A Disservice to Freddie Mercury"
Murder on the Orient Express makes for some great set pieces and period costumes but the whodunnit mystery doesn’t really need another adaptation. Director Kenneth Branagh, working from a screenplay written by Michael Green, has gathered an all-star cast but with so many suspects, there’s a major fight for screen time. A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam walk up to the Western Wall in Jerusalem and despite the making of a classic joke, there’s…"Murder on the Orient Express: Was This Remake Necessary?"