Joaquin Phoenix is great, but otherwise this origin story is far from the subversive, auteurist film it purports to be.
PLUS more chaotic scumbag energy from the brilliant Safdie brothers, Pablo Larraín’s follow-up to Jackie and more from TIFF day 6.
* St. Patrick’s Day Parade
* Apreski party at Pente à Neige
* Once Upon a Time in America at the CInémathèque
* D&D night at Turbo Haüs
* Jungle at MTELUS
* All Them Witches at l’Astral
De Niro plays another mediocre stand-up comic in Taylor Hackford’s all-star movie The Comedian.
It’s another Spring Break boner jam, and yet the man who was once a great actor exhibits a gusto here that we haven’t seen in years.
David O. Russell returns with another one of his wildly uneven films whose very unevenness is part of what makes them exciting.