Tag Archives: Chris Cooper

Cinema Review – Cars 3

Still racing in the Piston Cup, but far from being the rookie he once was, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) finds himself struggling to keep up with the newer, faster – and more arrogant – cars entering the sport. To keep his edge, McQueen decides to train with the new technology the young cars are using, but when he meets trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) he becomes frustrated with her training techniques and decides to do things his own way.
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Cinema Review – Live by Night

After fighting the Huns in France, Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) returns to Prohibition-Era Boston, swearing never to follow orders again. After starting out as an outlaw, Coughlin relocates to Florida – after a stint in prison – to work with the Italian mob family under Maso Pescatore in taking down the leader of the Irish mob. While in Florida, Coughlin makes the Pescatore family a lot of money, but runs into trouble with the KKK and the devoutly religious. Continue reading

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ADIFF Review – Demolition

After his wife is killed in a car crash, which he escapes without a scratch, Davis’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) grief takes a strange form. When a packet of peanut M&Ms gets stuck in a vending machine, Davis finds himself writing long, confessional letters to the company’s customer care department, and taking some advice from his father in law quite literally, he begins dismantling household objects that no longer work. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – August: Osage County


The Weston family have long since gone their separate ways, but when a family tragedy brings them back to the place they grew up, secrets are revealed and the women of the family learn more about themselves and the lives they have created. Continue reading

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JDIFF 2013 Review – Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Alex Gibney explores several claims of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church around the world and asks when and how the Vatican knew about this, and what the Catholic Church did to cover this up. Continue reading

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