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Review: Before We Go

This was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF2014 coverage. PLOT: Two strangers ( Chris Evans & Alice Eve ) spend the night roaming around New York City after her purse is stolen, leaving them with no cash and plenty of time to kill before her 6 am train. REVIEW: Being a fan of Chris Evans , I went into BEFORE WE GO wanting to like it. In interviews he often...
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Review: Love & Mercy

  LOVE & MERCY was previously reviewed as part of JoBlo.com's 2014 TIFF coverage. PLOT: The life of Beach Boys' visionary Brian Wilson , from his early struggles with mental illness as a young man, to his eventual rehabilitation in the early nineties. REVIEW: The Beach Boys have to be the most underrated musical group of all time. Too often...
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Review: Good Kill

    This was originally reviewed as part of JoBlo.com's TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: An air-force drone pilot ( Ethan Hawke ) stationed in Vegas but remotely flying missions in Afghanistan, struggles with the reality of his new position. REVIEW: GOOD KILL is a film that both could and should have been excellent. Writer-director Andrew Niccol has returned...
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Review: The Forger

This review was originally featured in our TIFF 2014 coverage PLOT: An imprisoned art forger ( John Travolta )makes a deal with a crime boss for a big job in order to get early parole so he can spend time with his terminally ill son ( Tye Sheridan ). In order to pull off the heist, he’ll need the help of his estranged, ex-con dad ( Christopher Plummer ). REVIEW: THE...
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Review: Beyond The Reach

PLOT: A young guide ( Jeremy Irvine ) finds himself stalked in the Mohave desert by a rich hunter ( Michael Douglas ) after the two are involved in an accidental shooting. REVIEW: THE REACH could – and should – have been a great little thriller. With a class warfare theme that finds an impoverished youth being hunted by a wealthy one percenter in the most rugged landscape you...
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Review: While We're Young

    This title was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: A middle-aged documentarian ( Ben Stiller ) and his producer wife ( Naomi Watts ) make friends with a young couple ( Adam Driver & Amanda Seyfried ) although the generation gap proves to be harder to navigate than they assumed. REVIEW: Now here's a movie that totally took me by...
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Blood and money reign in The Riot Club trailer

If you're not familiar with writer/directer Lone Scherfig (AN EDUCATION), it looks like this next film might be a solid entry point. THE RIOT CLUB focuses on a couple of Oxford students who are invited to join an infamous secret society called . . . The Riot Club! Elitism and hell-raising are top priorities until something goes wrong. JoBlo's own Chris Bumbray reviewed the...
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Review: '71

This review originally ran as part of JoBlo.com's TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: A young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) finds himself separated from his unit and trapped behind enemy lines in 1971 Belfast at the height of “The Troubles”. REVIEW: Lightening really did strike twice at TIFF this year. I say this because last year, in the dwindling days of the...
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Review: The Last Five Years

THE LAST FIVE YEARS was originally reviewed as part of out TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: A young actress ( Anna Kendrick ) and her novelist husband ( Jeremy Jordan ) try to make sense of their five year relationship. REVIEW: There are some movies that – despite a level of respect for everyone involved and the audaciousness of the project – just play out like nails...
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Review: Black or White

This review originally ran with our 2014 TIFF coverage PLOT: After his wife dies, a grandfather ( Kevin Costner ) has to fight for custody of his biracial granddaughter against the girl's father and grandmother ( Octavia Spencer ). REVIEW: There was a moment at the TIFF screening of BLACK OR WHITE that I attended that really drove home the message Mike Binder / Kevin...
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Review: Wild

This review originally ran as part of JoBlo.com's TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: A young woman ( Reese Witherspoon ) hits the Pacific Crest Trail after suffering through a messy divorce and the death of her mother ( Laura Dern ). REVIEW: After a rough patch, following the back-to-back failures of THIS MEANS WAR and THE DEVIL'S KNOT, star Reese Witherspoon is...
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Review: Rosewater

ROSEWATER was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: The true story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahri (Gael Garcia Bernal ) who, while covering the 2009 presidential election in Iran, was imprisoned for five months, with the government accusing him of being an American spy REVIEW: It's fitting that Jon Stewart 's directorial debut...
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