The Lull

PassionTIFF 2013 is winding down, and there’s not much happening commercially in this the little lull between the last gasp of summer and the start of awards-bait rollouts. Here, I’ll show you:

The Family: Luc Besson, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones make a movie, and somehow I don’t want to see it … and Andrew‘s review suggests that’s the appropriate response.

Insidious Chapter 2: The whole gang is back for another go-round of what I assume is episodic slow-burn horror. I dunno, Patrick Wilson was reasonably excited about it when we spoke this summer.

Passion: A year after its TIFF bow, Brian de Palma’s remake of Crime d’Amour — with Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace in the roles originally played by Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier — burps into theatrical release. It is not good.

So there you go. If you want to see something great this weekend, go see Ben Wheatley’s maginificently unhinged A Field in England, screening tonight at 9 pm at the Ryerson and again Saturday at 9 pm at the Lightbox. My review is about a third of the way down the page here; tickets should still be available here. Warning: May cause seizures and hooty laughter.

Oh, and you know how I’ve been raving about Gravity? Well, I talked to Sandra Bullock and Alfonso Cuaron about it the other day …

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