- Vancouver, British Columbia - It was with a fair bit of hesitation that I went to see Shame. The idea behind the film was fascinating enough, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to subject myself to a movie that has so much sexuality in it that in the United States, it earned an NC-17 rating. If anyone is unsure of what that means, it means that no one under 17 is allowed in the theatre regardless of parental accompaniment. This translates to an R rating in Canada, though Shame is 18A up here. It is graphic enough that Michael Fassbender, our lead actor, couldn't watch all of the scenes in it during the initial screening.
Film Reviews and Commentary
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - Heist gone wrong is a theme that we see frequently in film, largely because it is exciting and often works. It allows for an entertaining conflict between the authorities and a rapscalion, who we end up cheering for. Often, there is also a woman who our masquerading bandit loves and ultimately puts at risk unknowingly. Drive, however, is not a movie that simply follows the cliché of the genre, borrowing a very much European feel throughout the film, which maybe shouldn't be surprising as it is directed by Dane, Nicolas Winding Refn.
- Burnaby, British Columbia - Nearly twenty years ago, Michael Douglas lit up Tinseltown with his performance of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street and came home with a Best Actor Oscar for his work. Today, Douglas brings Gekko back to life with Oliver Stone helming the picture yet again, though this time, he passes scripting duties to another writer. This time around, Stone and crew tackle the recent economic collapse on Wall Street by giving Mr. Gekko a chance to weigh in on the problems and how it all came to be.