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TIFF 2011 Review: Short Cuts Canada: Programme 6

Posted by Brandy Dean September 16, 2011 2 Comments 2200 views

In thinking about choosing my tix for TIFF 2011, I knew I definitely had to hit one of the Short Cuts Canada programmes for two reasons. The first, short films strike me as quintessentially film festival-ly. Watching a short film is often like peeking into an artist’s sketchbook. You get the opportunity to see a […]

TIFF 2011 Review: Death for Sale

Posted by Brandy Dean September 15, 2011 1 Comment 2311 views

My TIFF experience marched on with Wednesday’s screening of the Moroccan film Death for Sale. I approached this movie with some apprehension because what I know about Morrocco… well, frankly what I know about Morroco I learned from Casablanca. I don’t often watch contemporary foreign films for that very reason. I always  have the sneaking […]

TIFF 2011 Review: Intruders

Posted by Brandy Dean September 14, 2011 1 Comment 1681 views

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo introduced Intruders at its TIFF premiere by saying, “It’s about how we create monsters when we’re kids, alone in the dark, and about how we pass those fears to the next generation. Fear becomes a legacy.” Intruders delivers on the potentials, large and small, in that statement. Not a “horror flick” in […]

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