Posts filed under "Modern Times"

Review: The Cow

Posted by Brandy Dean March 5, 2015 0 Comment 9432 views

The Cow is widely accepted to be the premier film in Iranian cinema and, despite whatever cultural barriers remain in fully understanding the film, that fact shines through.

Review: P Like Pelican (1972)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 4, 2015 0 Comment 9268 views

P Like Pelican screens on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of The Image Remains: Iranian Short Films introduced by Roya Akbari.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) on Blu-ray

Posted by Brandy Dean February 16, 2015 0 Comment 5475 views

Birdman hits dvd and Blu-ray on February 17, 2015.

The Netflix Queue: G.B.F (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds November 1, 2014 0 Comment 7885 views

I don’t expect G.B.F to become one of the iconic teen movies of this decade, but in the end it was cute, and despite some cringe-worthy dialogue it was fun, with some genuine laughs.

Fury (2014)

Posted by Jared Bratt October 30, 2014 1 Comment 6339 views

Much like the confining nature of the film’s mud-treading troupe of tank navigators, Fury (to be blunt about it) is tight.

Big Stars, Short Form at TIFF

Posted by Brandy Dean October 8, 2014 0 Comment 4882 views

Hot on the heels of the introduction of the new Short Cuts International short film programme at the Toronto International Film Festival (in addition to the annual Short Cuts Canada), TIFF is introducing short films into the year round programming at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

TIFF 2014: In Her Place

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds September 26, 2014 0 Comment 5111 views

Albert Shin’s In Her Place is quiet and deliberately paced, but the pay off is worth it.

TIFF 2014: The Cobbler

Posted by Pam September 26, 2014 0 Comment 3890 views

Thomas McCarthy’s new film, The Cobbler, a modern-day fable about a shoe repairman.

TIFF 2014: This Is Where I Leave You

Posted by Pam September 17, 2014 0 Comment 1735 views

A terrific ensemble cast stars in this family comedy drama about four siblings (Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll) who spend a week together in their childhood home, sitting Shiva with their mother (Jane Fonda) to fulfill their father’s dying wish. Old flames, old friends and old resentments abound as the Altman […]

TIFF 2014: Guidance

Posted by Pam September 16, 2014 0 Comment 1653 views

Guidance, the new feature film debut of Canadian director Pat Mills, recently had its world premiere at TIFF. It’s a darkly funny comedy about a man who, while pretending to be someone else, learns to accept himself. Mills, who also wrote the screenplay, stars as David Gold, a former child TV star and thirty-something actor […]

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