Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk, Ed O’Neill Directed by: Rich Moore PG. 92 mins A sweet treat that, to its benefit, doesn’t try and be anything more than warm, fuzzy, and immensely colourful. After decades of playing the bad guy in a popular arcade game, Ralph (John C….

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell Directed by: Lynne Ramsay R. 112 mins. An unsettling blend of fragmented memories; We Need to Talk About Kevin (based on Lionel Shiver’s novel) is truly confrontational cinema. Swinton is stunning as Eva, a mother of few words who conveys tremendous anguish with beautiful subtlety. The film…

Carnage (2011)

Starring: Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly Directed by: Roman Polanski R. 80 mins. It’s not a cinematic triumph but Carnage succeeds as a dark commentary on “the modern family” because of the terrific cast and Polanski’s playful approach. After two young boys have a fight at school, the parents of each…

The Aviator (2004)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, John C. Reilly, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Jude Law, Gwen Stefani, Kelli Garner, Francis Conroy, Willem Dafoe Directed by: Martin Scorsese PG-13. 170 mins A glamorous and detailed epic that has some astounding performances but doesn’t quite take us anywhere. In a powerhouse performance,…

The Hours (2002)

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Ed Harris, Stephen Dillane, Miranda Richardson, Toni Collette, Jeff Daniels, John C. Reilly, Allison Janney, Claire Danes Directed by: Stephen Daldry Pg-13. 114 mins A very heavy and compelling drama that isn’t afraid to discuss some tough issues. The film spans a period of 80 years and involves…

Gangs of New York (2002)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Brendan Gleeson, Gary Lewis, Liam Neeson Directed by: Martin Scorsese R. 168 mins An ambitious and passionate tale of vengeance at all costs – this is Scorsese’s flawed masterpiece. Set in 1846 New York as Irish immigrants begin to flood the city, specifically…