“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” transforms a familiar tale into a passionate fable of compassion and tenderness that’s visually beautiful, relatable, and bittersweet. Continue reading Review: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
You may also find yourself squealing, cringing, gasping-in other words, having a great horrific time! Continue reading Review: Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Episode 1
Year: 2021 Runtime: 150 minutes Director: Guillermo del Toro Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan Actors: Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman, Toni Collette, David Strathairn, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Mark Povinelli, Jim Beaver By Joan Amenn Rejoice, lovers of gothic drama and noir femme fatales! Guillermo del Toro is back and has he got a holiday surprise for us! You … Continue reading Review: Nightmare Alley
To celebrate the last decade 2010-2019 we are counting down the best actresses and discussing some of their most notable and memorable performances of the last decade. With the help of Film Twitter, the ITOL team have selected 30 actresses. Entry No. 22 is Sally Hawkins, and writer James Cain discusses some memorable performances by Sally Hawkins over the last decade. Continue reading Best Actress of the Decade, Entry No. 22: Sally Hawkins
Every year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) hosts the Golden Globes. The Golden Globes are used as a predictor for Oscar nominations. As always, there are only so many slots for each category. Not every actor, filmmaker, or movie can be nominated. But the Golden Globes typically proves to be pretty white and male dominated. This year, five male filmmakers were nominated for Best Director. Bong Joon-Ho, who directed “Parasite” (2019), is the only non-white person nominated. The other nominees, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino are all white dudes. And, in my frank and honest and personal opinion, it is comprised of mediocre white film bros. Sue me. (Actually, please don’t. I have lots of student loans.) Continue reading Editorial: Is This Male Director Good or Have Men in My Life Just Convinced Me to Put Up with Mediocrity?
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (2019) is a delightfully spooky surprise that easily surpassed my somewhat mixed expectations in response to the trailer that made it seem like a teen-horror version of 2015’s “Goosebumps” film. Instead, it turned out to be a genuinely skin-crawling fright-fest. Continue reading Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark