Excerpt: I wouldn’t really say that I’ve been a fan of Amanda Seyfried for years. I noticed her in “Mean Girls” a few years ago and in one of my favorite films of recent “Alpha Dog”, but what really raised my brow was her performance in “Mama Mia!
Conclusion: It's a nice exercise to imagine the films Atom Egoyan might create were he to become a top-flight, high-paid director of big-budget studio films, but then reality sets in: why mess with a great thing?
Summary: In a way 'Chloe' feels confused, and a bit muddled, but I think that was Egoyan's intention. We're not supposed to know why Chloe does the things she does. She has a power over people that can't be quantified or explained. It's somewhat eerie.
Excerpt: It’s fun to see robots blowing each other up, get a cheap scare from a horror movie or a good laugh out of a comedy, but no sensation can compare to that of a dissonant drama with the power to feel real.
Excerpt: Dark, sensuous shots luxuriating in the lush contours of Amanda Seyfried’s body open Chloe as Seyfried’s eponymous character describes in voiceover some of the skills particular to her work as a high-class prostitute.
Excerpt: Hometown boy Atom Egoyan hasn't world premiered one of his film in Toronto in 25 years, back when his debut Next of Kin launched one of Canadian cinema's most illustrious (if spotty) careers in 1984.
Summary: The haunting image of a woman who discovers the bud of a flower is growing in her lung is at the center "L'Ecume des Jours." Filled with beautiful imagery, the film is nevertheless too languid to achieve widespread acceptance.