Red Army

Red Army: Film Review

We’ve all heard of Herb Brooks and the 1980 “miracle” at the Lake Placid Olympic games but if you are like me you probably never considered the other side of the story, the Soviet side. Red Army is on a macro-level a story about the Soviet Union but specifically its the story of the “most…

By Christopher Maynard
Julianne Moore in still Alice

Interviewing Denis Lenoir, Director of Photography for ‘Still Alice’

Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, Still Alice is a heartbreaking and honest portrait of a woman struggling to maintain her identity as she copes with a rare disease. A huge part of the film’s resonance comes from the work of Denis Lenoir, the Director of Photography, who has been gracious enough to grant…

By Christopher Maynard
Two Days One Night

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne’s ‘Two Days One Night’

The insanely versatile Marion Cotillard gives a near career best performance as Sandra in Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days One Night. This is a perfect example of minimalist storytelling allowing for performance and emotion to take centre stage. Sandra (Cotillard) has come out of the hospital to some very unwelcome news; during her…

By Christopher Maynard