Metro doesn’t publish on Good Friday or Easter Monday, so you lucky people get to read tomorrow’s reviews … today! Or at least some of them.
These are the reviews that went up on the site, anyway:
“Grindhouse“: I’ll get into more detail on this tomorrow, but the skinny is this: Robert Rodriguez nails his half of the picture, sublimating his showier impulses (mostly) to better serve the overall concept … and Quentin Tarantino decidedly does not. Dammit.
“La Tourneuse de Pages“: Opening for an exclusive run at the Royal, Denis Dercourt’s very French tale of revenge is a distressingly serene study of psychological violence … and, quite possibly, the missing link between Chabrol and Haneke. (See? I’m cosmopolitan and stuff.)
“Young Triffie“: Mary Walsh is a very talented comedian, which makes this absolute atrocity of a directorial debut — revolving around a wacky murder investigation in pre-Confederation Newfoundland — even harder to explain. If this wins a single Genie next winter, we should just dismantle the system.
For reviews of “First Snow”, “The Hoax” and “The Marsh”, check out today’s Metro Toronto — here’s the link to the larger-than-usual PDF. I’ll post links when they become available.