Two veteran Canadian filmmakers meet in the middle with "Weirdos," which balances director Bruce McDonald's 80s indie-hipster sensibility and scenarist Daniel MacIvor's penchant for warmer, fuzzier…
The risk-taking confidence with which Dunn weaves in sardonic magical-realist elements, not to mention the film's unpredictable yet assured approaches to style and tone, make for an auspicious debut.
An astute mixture of multi-strand drama and murder mystery that engrosses for two solid hours--before collapsing into bathos.
But if the writer-director's physical canvas has gotten bigger here, his imagination is otherwise in somewhat reduced form. "
This respectable if somewhat monotonous drama won't be an easy sell to offshore audiences for whom avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski is hardly a household name.
The fascination of puzzling out a compulsive fire-setter's motivations keeps "Pyromaniac" absorbing, even if the film itself provides precious few answers.
This ludicrous costume shoot-'em-up only inflates its whopping cliches and anachronisms by placing them in the incongruously deployed IMAX format.
An impressively if also somewhat self-defeatingly rigorous, near-abstract take on traditional ghost story terrain.
A chamber horror piece in which a corpse's stillness only grows more ominously unreliable as it's dissected.
"Raid" star/action choreographer Iko Uwais teams with directing duo The Mo Brothers to fill another two hours with terrifically visceral fight scenes.
Sometimes it's clear that the qualities in a role which should've set off warning alarms amongst an performer's better instincts instead seduced their actorly vanity.
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