AUTHOR: Chris Bumbray

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Review: The Snowman

PLOT: Harry Hole ( Michael Fassbender ), an alcoholic Oslo detective, investigates a string of serial killings targeting women, where the killer’s signature is an ominous snowman. REVIEW: THE SNOWMAN should have been a prestige offering, with director Tomas Alfredson coming off LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, not to mention the cast, the fact that...

The Best Movie You Never Saw: The Cable Guy

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THE CABLE GUY! THE STORY: A newly single man (...

Review: Geostorm

PLOT: In a near future where the earth is protected by a weather controlling space station called “Dutch Boy”, a massive array of storms, directly caused by the now malfunctioning station, results in an international mission headed by its disgraced inventor ( Gerard Butler ). Meanwhile, his brother ( Jim Sturgess ) on earth discovers Dutch Boy’s malfunction is due...

Review: Only the Brave

PLOT: The true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite crew of firefighters dedicated to fighting wildfires all over the United States. REVIEW: Watching ONLY THE BRAVE I couldn’t help but think that twenty years ago this would have been a Jerry Bruckheimer-level A-list tentpole summer release. It’s so seemingly commercial it hurts. It’s a star-laden...

Review: Killing Gunther

PLOT: A motley crew of assassins team-up to take down the world’s greatest hit-man, Gunther ( Arnold Schwarzenegger ). REVIEW: Writer-director-star Taran Killam has his heart in the right place. An avowed action fanboy with a love of James Bond and the action Gods of the eighties, KILLING GUNTHER is his attempt at a globe-trotting action romp, with himself as the...

Review: The Meyerowitz Stories

PLOT: Three siblings ( Adam Sandler , Ben Stiller & Elizabeth Marvel ) reunite as their sculptor father ( Dustin Hoffman ) prepares for a long desired career retrospective. REVIEW: Noah Baumbach ’s THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES is a major step-up for Netflix as a distributor. An acquisition, rather than an actual original film, its low-key, serio-comic vibe is an...

Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin

PLOT: The story of A.A Milne ( Domhnall Gleeson ), creator of Winnie the Pooh, and his complicated relationship with his son (Will Tilston), the real-life basis for Christopher Robin. REVIEW: Somewhere in A.A Milne’s life story, there was a great movie to be made. A stuffy man, despite being best known for writing the most popular children’s book of all time, he...

We interview the cast & director of Professor Marston & The Wonder Women

At TIFF this year, I was given the opportunity to see PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN (read my review HERE ), a film about Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston (played by Luke Evans ). A story not only about the creation of the character, it’s also a unique, unconventional love story charting his three-way relationship with his wife, Elizabeth ( Rebecca Hall...

Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

This was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage.  PLOT: The life of Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston ( Luke Evans ) and his wife Elizabeth ( Rebecca Hall ), who fall in love with a student, Olive ( Bella Heathcote ) and embark on a polyamorous relationship with her. REVIEW: As far as these things go, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER...

Review: Blade Runner 2049 (Bumbray's take)

Read Eric Walkuski's review HERE. PLOT: A young Blade Runner ( Ryan Gosling ), tasked with retiring the remaining Tyrell Corp replicants, has his worldview challenged when he uncovers a mystery dating back to one of his predecessors, Rick Deckard ( Harrison Ford ). REVIEW: In BLADE RUNNER 2049, Denis Villeneuve ’s taking on a monster of a project that, in the...

The Best Movie You Never Saw: Sleepers

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at SLEEPERS! THE STORY: Years after suffering...

Review: The Mountain Between Us

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US was previously reviewed at TIFF 2017 PLOT: Two strangers ( Idris Elba & Kate Winslet ) are stranded in the wilderness of Northeastern Utah when their two-seater plane crashes. With no food and no hope of rescue, the two depend on each other to survive, falling in love in the process. REVIEW: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US could have easily turned...

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