Enough with the summer blockbusters already! The preview for Fantastic Four would leave anyone except a weapons expert bored silly – explosion after explosion, punctured only infrequently by terrible dialogue and worse acting. So no, we probably won’t be tripping the light Fantastic.
Instead, we’re cautiously optimistic about another ensemble movie (how do the characters’ lives always intersect so neatly? Why is the policeman connected to the kneebone connected to the anklebone?), Chris Terrio’s Heights, which revolves around the complicated lives of a bunch of intersecting New Yorkers. And Glenn Close stars as a grand dame of the theatre. The Globe find it a bit snoring, but we’ll leave that for you to decide.
Mostly, we’re excited about next Wednesday’s special screening of a special movie. Res mag cover girl Miranda July’s first film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, is going to be good. And it’s coming to Toronto by way of a special Images Festival screening. It is also an ensemble comedy, but one we’re eminently optimisitic about.