more by M. Faust
The early scenes of The Country Club look like the filmmakers might be aiming at a version of Caddyshack as made by Wes Anderson. That’s not at all a bad idea. Unfortunately it’s not where this random comedy goes.
Looking back on the career of Burt Reynolds, who for five consecutive years (1978 – 1982) was the world’s number one box office attraction, it’s hard not to remember Peter O’Toole’s famous line from My Favorite Year: “I’m not an actor, I’m a movie star!”
A dusting of dry Canadian humor adds a little sparkle to Mind Leech, a short creature feature filmed outside of Toronto.
About 20 minutes into The Take Out Movie, I started fantasizing about an appearance from The Colonel, the Monty Python character played by Graham Chapman who would burst into the middle of sketches and demand that they be stopped because they were getting “far too silly.”
At its best, the Canadian drama 8:37: Rebirth is a showcase for a quintet of talented actors. At the center of the story are two men linked by an event from 22 years ago, when both were teenagers. Jared (Glen Gould) has been in prison for all that time.
If there is a through line to the career of director Martha Coolidge (Rambling Rose, Real Genius, Valley Girl), it is her consistent ability to make films that are better than they had any right to be given scripts that were not of the top tier.
Inflation be damned: you won’t find a better bargain for your moviegoing dollar than a Bison Pass to the Buffalo International Film Festival, whose 16th edition launches on Thursday.
An unusual event that brings out the foibles of the members of a small community has been an irresistable comic premise for movies from Whisky Galore up through Local Hero and Doc Hollywood. Writer-director Daniel Keith shows that it’s far from exhausted with Love...
The Valet retains so little of the 2007 French comedy of which it is a remake that you wonder why they just didn’t change the title while they were at it.