TIFF is finally winding down, after weeks of choking our city streets with the blood of fans sacrificing themselves to their Hollywood Gods. Back to the grindstone! And by grindstone I mean a glut of mediocre films. Onwards!
BLAIR WITCH – Genre fans are gushing over this unexpected return to a classic lightning-in-a-bottle hit that caused millions of found-footage knockoffs. Against all odds, largely thanks to YOU’RE NEXT/ THE GUEST helmer Adam Wingard, this one delivers the goods. I wouldn’t expect it to win over non-horror fans, but if you like-a da horror, you should be happy with this.
SNOWDEN – Pretty soft positive reviews for what should have been a slam-dunk for Oliver Stone. A dramatic recreation just seems unnecessary after the stunning doc CITIZENFOUR captured the real-life insanity of Snowden’s run from the NSA. Still, it’s JGL, albeit with a baffling accent. You probably won’t see it until it’s on Netflix in, let’s say, December.
BRIDGET JONES’ BABY – The sequel nobody wanted is getting very soft reviews, but I guess they’re all championing Renee Zellweger’s return over the unnecessary next chapter in Ms. Jones’ life. If you’re looking for a girls’ night (girl’s night? huh), this is your best bet.