Montreal Film Journal

FOR COLORED GIRLS

Despite the title, its emotional impact should translate to anyone capable of feeling, period. (Joe Belanger)

11/6/2010


DUE DATE

Just like so much of Todd Phillips’s past work, the antics are all too often just plain stupid instead of stupidly hilarious. (Joe Belanger)

11/5/2010

SAW 3D

It has got plenty of vomit inducing brutality to satisfy anyone looking for that. (Joe Belanger)

11/5/2010

HEREAFTER

While all reasonably compelling separately, their plights never come together, which leaves the film feeling cold and detached. (Joe Belanger)

10/24/2010

ENTER THE VOID

At his best, Gaspar Noé is so far ahead of everyone else that Enter the Void remains an absolute must-see, as flawed and exhausting as it can be. (KL)

10/17/2010

NOWHERE BOY

Allows us to draw our own conclusions about what made the man that would become a legend rather than do all the drawing for us. (Joe Belanger)

10/16/2010

IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY

It isn’t even that funny. It tries to be, and on occasion it can be, but the reason it isn’t is pretty simple. It shouldn't be. (Joe Belanger)

10/13/2010

NEVER LET ME GO

A sad, beautiful, thought-provoking picture that works on many different levels. (KL)

10/7/2010

A LETTER TO ELIA

As much, if not more about Scorsese as it is about Kazan. (KL)

10/4/2010

LET ME IN

It never manages to give any reason for its existence other than to make it more accessible for audiences uninterested in subtitles. (Joe Belanger)

10/3/2010

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Easily ranks as one of the best films of 2010, and David Fincher's best work this side of Fight Club and Se7en. (KL)

9/30/2010

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS

Oliver Stone doesn’t actually have very much to say at this point. (Joe Belanger)

9/26/2010

CATFISH

It is just as frightening as it is enlightening about human interaction in this modern world. (Joe Belanger)

9/24/2010

I'M STILL HERE

Whether it was real or not was not the point. The point was that it was fascinating. (Joe Belanger)

9/21/2010

THE TOWN

Affleck knows how to control the story, command the audience’s attention and, most importantly, keep us entertained. (Joe Belanger)

9/15/2010

EASY A

Easily one of the funniest films I’ve seen all year. (Joe Belanger)

9/15/2010

INCENDIES

A Greek tragedy set against the backdrop of a war movie. (KL)

9/14/2010