On Chesil Beach feels Theatrical, not Cinematic

On Chesil Beach doesn’t quite rise up to to the level of previous adaptations of Ian McEwan’s works. Set in 1962, this is a film that can be very confusing to follow.  We eventually learn that Florence Ponting (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward Mayhew (Billy Howle) just got married a few hours earlier.  They are planning to consummate their marriage at a hotel along Chesil Beach in southern England on the Dorset coast.  However, Florence realizes that she…

"On Chesil Beach feels Theatrical, not Cinematic"

Revenge: A Very Bloody Thriller

Revenge is a dish that’s best served cold but a very bloody one in the case of Coralie Fargeat’s feature directorial debut. If blood isn’t your forte, it’s best-advised to stop reading now and stay away from Revenge because there’s a lot of blood.  A lot of it.  It’s enough to make one want to turn away from the screen at various times.  But if it’s something that is right up your alley, please stick…

"Revenge: A Very Bloody Thriller"

CCFF 2018: On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach doesn’t quite rise up to to the level of previous adaptations of Ian McEwan’s works. The film is rather confusing to follow.  We eventually learn that Florence Ponting (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward Mayhew (Billy Howle) just got married a few hours earlier and are planning to consummate their marriage.  Not all goes as planned, however, when Florence realizes that she can’t go through with it and runs out, causing Edward to chase after her. …

"CCFF 2018: On Chesil Beach"

Tribeca 2018: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley doesn’t focus on Frankenstein until the final half hour but the headliner is preceded by a lifeless under-card that’s not even worthy of pay-per-view. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) was the woman who would go on to pen the famous Frankenstein novel.  Before getting there, the future author had a relationship with romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth).  Their relationship was not one in which their family endorsed, which explains why the…

"Tribeca 2018: Mary Shelley"

2017 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup announced

The first round of films to premiere in the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival Gala and Special Presentations programs were announced this morning.  Of the films announced so far, there were be 25 World Premieres.  The 42nd Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 to 17, 2017. Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF, announced the films during a press conference. “Festival-goers from around the world can…

"2017 Toronto International Film Festival Lineup announced"