Parents aren’t supposed to outlive their children. This is one of those universal truths, along with things like “the Earth is round” or “water is wet.” The devastation of losing a child is unimaginable, let alone losing one at the moment of birth. This is the story of Pieces of a Woman, which follows expectant parents Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf through the night of their daughter’s birth and then through the year after as they deal with the aftermath of her death.Continue reading “Review: ‘Pieces of a Woman’ has a tour de force performance from Vanessa Kirby”
The rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe was one of the ages, and their match at the 1980 Wimbledon Championship is probably one of the greatest matches in tennis history. On track to win his fifth consecutive title, Borg had a reputation as being cool and graceful under pressure. McEnroe, the newcomer at the beginning of his ascendancy, had a reputation as a hothead who regularly threw tantrums on the court and argued with umpires. Even their styles of play were opposite, with Borg playing from the baseline and McEnroe rushing to the net. Literally, everything about this match makes it ripe for a great movie which is why it’s so frustrating that it isn’t one.Continue reading “VIFF Review: ‘Borg vs. McEnroe’ is frustratingly not quite good (but Shia LaBeouf is great in it)”
The Brad Pitt starring David Ayer directed World War 2 tank movie looks like it actually has a story.
Hot on the heels of [yesterday’s poster release](http://awesomefriday.ca/2014/06/fury-poster-brad-pitt-sad-face/) the trailer for Fury is out and it looks spectacular.
Brad Pitt starring tank warfare movie gets it’s first poster and it’s kind of amazing.