Death of a Ladies’ Man: Canadian Press

The Canadian press has been enthusiastic and full of praise for Gabriel’s new film. After all, Leonard Cohen is an icon in Montreal, where much of the movie was filmed, and Matt Bissonnette is a home-grown Canadian director. One might think Canadian journalists would be predisposed to simply say “Home […]

ZeroZeroZero: The UK Reviews

February does seem like the perfect time to sit back on a comfortable sofa, drink something hot and chocolate-y, and watch desperate (but still appealing) people crime (yes, it’s a verb now. Haven’t you heard?) on a global scale–a whirlwind tour of exotic (and not-so-exotic) places, with a thrumming and […]

They’re Here! WAR OF THE WORLDS Has Begun

Europe got them first, but now “they,” whoever they may be, are here in the USA. War of the Worlds, Howard Overman’s retelling of the classic Wells story, began its series run on EPIX Sunday night. “Retelling” is not really an accurate description. Overman has taken the bones of the […]

MANIAC: Review Round-up

Gabriel Byrne continues to seek out creative, inventive, unusual projects–and Maniac certainly fits the bill! The synopsis at Netflix gives us the outline for this story: “Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, […]

HEREDITARY Review Roundup!

Like Mr. Byrne here, I have been thinking about this film a lot, hoping to see it sometime soon, and wondering how people will respond to it, to the story, to the actors. To the scariness! There has been a very, shall we say, DIVERSE array of opinions expressed on […]

HEREDITARY is HERE!

Gabriel Byrne is looking a bit unsettled above, is he not? We know why! Hereditary opens in US theaters IN ONE WEEK on Friday, June 8, and in UK and Irish theaters on June 15. This will be the last posting about the film until some time has passed, and […]