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Fury (2014)

Posted by Jared Bratt October 30, 2014 1 Comment 4929 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 4063 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 4256 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 3213 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 1078 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 990 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 […]

TIFF 2014: Short Cuts Canada Programme 6

Posted by Jessica Finch September 15, 2014 0 Comment 547 views

The six short films in this programme follow unique journeys of outward and inward discovery. Featuring films from critically acclaimed Canadian directors, this programme is an intense look at the human psyche, from a variety of perspectives. From animation to sci-fi to dark drama, the unifying thread between the films is the common struggle to […]

TIFF 2014: Kill Me Three Times

Posted by Pam September 13, 2014 0 Comment 666 views

The latest from Australian director Kriv Stenders, Kill Me Three Times is a dark and stylish good time. Starring the wonderful Simon Pegg as a contract killer and all-around charming bad guy, the film tells the story of a group of funny, rather nasty, selfish characters caught up in a mess of adultery, compulsive gambling, […]

TIFF 2014: While We’re Young

Posted by Robert Liwanag September 11, 2014 0 Comment 598 views

Noah Baumbach’s films have always been about characters having difficulties moving on or growing up – the college grads in Kicking and Screaming, the troubled family in The Squid and the Whale and the title character in last year’s stupendous Frances Ha. In other words, his films are populated by characters that are sometimes deeply […]

TIFF 2014: Escobar: Paradise Lost

Posted by Brandy Dean September 11, 2014 0 Comment 577 views

Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is a folk tale at this point and one might wonder what more could be wrought from his story. Italian director/writer Andrea Di Stefano proves that there still meat on that bone with Escobar: Paradise Lost. The film centers around a nice young Canadian surfer, Nick (Josh Hutcherson) and meets […]

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