Tag: Idris Elba

Survival romance proves to be a mountainous failure

Photo courtesy of Andrea Raffin, Wikipedia “The Mountain Between Us” is, without a doubt, the funniest comedy… The film will have the audience in the theater doubled over, weeping with laughter by the end. The only problem being that “The Mountain Between Us” isn’t intended to be a comedy in […]

‘Jungle Book’ Roars to Life in CGI Adaptation

Photo Courtesy of Tabercil, Wikipedia Over the years, there have been several “Jungle Book” movies, all adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 novel of the same name. The film adaptations started in 1942, with a live-action version, and that format was repeated in 1994. However, most people remember the classic 1967 animated […]

New Fukunaga Film Tells Brutal Tale of Lost Innocence

Photo Courtesy of UK Department for International Development, Wikipedia “Beasts of No Nation” is a cinematic triumph. Writer, director and cinematographer Cary Fukunaga, director of season one of “True Detective,” tells the tale of Agu (Abraham Attah), a young boy whose life is shattered in the midst of an African […]

Toronto Film Festival Precursor to Oscar Success

Photo courtesy of Siebbi, Flickr Creative Commons The largest film festival in the world, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), kicked off on Thursday with plenty of buzz provided by largely independent productions. The public festival has become one of the most prestigious of its kind and noted as the first […]