Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio
Summary: CBC Radio Film Reviewer Eli Glasner shares his big screen thoughts on the latest and greatest movies appearing at theatre near you. Some cinema smarts (and snark) to go with your popcorn.
Little Italy is a new movie set in (gasp) Toronto starring Hayden Christensen and Emma Roberts. If that rom-com isn't your flavour, there's also a new movie on Netflix that's making waves. It's called To All the Boys I've Loved Before. With more on which one is worth swooning over, here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.
Arriving on a wave of anticpation, Crazy Rich Asians is finally in theatres. Based on the best-selling novels by Kevin Kwan the big screen adaptation stars Constance Wu and Henry Golding. Plus for action fans, there's Mile 22, a new film starring Mark Wahlberg. With more here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.
First Disney revisited Cinderella, then Beauty and the Beast. As the studio works its way through the back catalog, all the classic characters are getting a second chance. This weekend it's Winnie the Pooh and friends. The movie is called Christopher Robin and it features a new look for the funny old bear. But is the magic still there? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
The year was 1996. The Spice Girls were still topping the charts when the first Mission Impossible film premiered. Now, 22 years later, Tom Cruise is back as super spy Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Fallout. After six movies...will he ever stop? CBC film critic Eli Glasner has some thoughts.
In the book biz they call them summer reads. The kind of novel that's fun and breezy. But what if you're in the mood for a movie. This weekend the cast of the musical Mamma Mia returns for another Abba-inspired adventure. CBC film critic Eli Glasner reviews "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" and shares his thoughts on "Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot." Inspired by a true story, the film by Gus Van Sant tells the tale of cartoonist John Callahan and stars Joaquin Phoenix.
CBC film critic Eli Glasner takes on the new Dwayne Johnson movie Skyscraper and shares a few short takes on the drama Leave No Trace and the documentary Whitney.
CBC film critic Eli Glasner returns to share the joys of Ant-Man and the Wasp, a marvel movie unencumbered by angst and world-shaking consequences.
As the Star Wars movie machine continues fan favourite Han Solo is getting his own feature. Behind the scenes "Solo: A Star Wars Story" was plagued with production problems and drama over the directors. Is the final result worthy of the space-faring scoundrel? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
When it hit screens in 2016, Deadpool was a wildly successful smash. The comedic comic-book character turned out to be the perfect vehicle for Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. Now the so-called "merc with a mouth" is back for a second outing in Deadpool 2. With more, here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.
This week CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner digs into what sets Melissa McCarthy apart with a look at her new movie Life of the Party. Also, a few words on a new big screen adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, starring Annette Bening.
Charlize Theron is one of Hollywood's leading ladies. She's faced down road warriors in Mad Max and Cold War assassins in Atomic Blonde. But the new movie Tully finds her facing her toughest challenge yet...Motherhood. Here with a closer look and some new rental/streaming recommendations is CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
The year was 2008... Katy Perry was singing about kissing a girl, as Robert Downey Jr. appeared in a little movie about a billionaire crime fighter, in a suit of iron. That was beginning of series of films leading up to today. Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the last ten years of Marvel's superheroic arc. Worth the wait? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
New this week at the movies: the latest comedy from Amy Schumer, plus a crowd-funded sequel to a cult smash comedy. With his review of I Feel Pretty and Super Troopers 2, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
This week at the movies, Dwayne Johnson is back, this time battling beasts in Rampage. Meanwhile CanLit fans have a chance to see the novel Indian Horse on the big screen. Plus, Joaquin Phoenix brings the pain in the new thriller You Were Never Really Here. With more, here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.
It's a epic pod as CBC film critic Eli Glasner runs down his reactions to three very different films. First up, the silent scary thriller starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski - A Quiet Place. Then it's time to talk about a new pedal-to-the-metal video/digital release you may have missed - Boost. Finally Eli takes a look at the true-life political drama Chappaquiddick.