Film Review: ‘Pasolini’

★★★★☆ Pasolini (2014) is another key work in Abel Ferrara’s terrific late master period. A biopic of the final days of Italian polymath Pier Paolo Pasolini (played by Willem Defoe), it operates as a diptych with the director’s previous film, Welcome to New York (2014). Both pictures deal with titans Continue Reading


Toronto 2015: ‘Demolition’ review

★★★★☆ Actor Jake Gyllenhaal has recently proved himself more than capable of carrying a film on his alternately emaciated (Nightcrawler) or buffed-up (Southpaw) shoulders. In Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition (2015) they’re characteristically broad and Gyllenhaal’s performance is one of his finest to date; further proof of his ever-growing and impressively hirsute Continue Reading