Ten-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock’ noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), are formidable magicians. When Lewis accidentally resurrects a deceased enemy, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs… [Read More]
Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his oddball uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious `tick tock’ noise. He soon learns that Uncle Jonathan and his feisty neighbour, Mrs Zimmerman, are powerful practitioners of the magic arts. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town’s sleepy facade suddenly springs to life, revealing… [Read More]
In my review of Ocean’s Thirteen, I opined, “The role of women in the Ocean’s movies is, at best, problematic.” I wondered if Ocean’s 8 would “redeem the legacy from its sexist past.” After watching, I’m not sure I know the answer to that. Unlike the recent remake of Ghostbusters, the all-female-star-cast movie which 8… [Read More]
This week, while Steve is away, the Levac’s will play! ScreenFish’r Julie Levac and her husband, Paul step into the arena to battle over Marvel’s latest entry, THOR: RAGNAROK! With the end of the world fast approaching, the God of Thunder turns to… comedy? While it’s getting great reviews across the board, this is certainly… [Read More]
Terrence Malick is an acquired taste. The mysterious director has built a prolific career, to be sure, but his style of filmmaking can be polarizing, with it’s emphasis on visual narratives and fractured style. Some have written him off as self-indulgent while others have looked upon him as a prophetic and profound. Personally, I fall… [Read More]
As is often the case with Malick’s films, Knight of Cups is an immersive experience. It is best approached not with logic or by seeking symbols to interpret (at least not at first viewing).