Posts filed under "Movie Reviews"

Tiff 2014: Short Cuts Programme 3

Posted by Toyiah Murry September 10, 2014 0 Comment 614 views

The Short Cuts Canada Programme 3 offers audiences a viewing experience that ranges from the whimsical to one of bleak distress. Featuring six films in its soiree, the third installment of Short Cuts Canada Programme is a vignette of tales that all share a common theme of personal defeat which allows viewers to watch how […]

TIFF 2014: Waste Land

Posted by Jared Bratt September 5, 2014 0 Comment 3252 views

Waste Land, from director Pieter Van Hees, is a Fincher-esque crime drama that risks being lost in the noise of TIFF.

TIFF 2014: Cut Snake

Posted by Brandy Dean September 5, 2014 0 Comment 650 views

Full of vintage cars, tight polyester shirts, and a kick ass ’70s soundtrack, Cut Snake from director Tony Ayres is a sizzling film noir from Down Under. Set in 1973, the films centers around Sparra (Alex Russell), an ex-con desperate to maintain his now simple life with fiancee Paula (Jessica De Gouw). But as every […]

TIFF 2014: Short Cuts International Programme 2

Posted by Robert Liwanag September 4, 2014 0 Comment 3396 views

Explore the subtleties of human desire with the 5 shorts in Short Cuts International Programme 2.

TIFF 2014: The Wanted 18

Posted by Wade Sheeler September 4, 2014 0 Comment 3530 views

The Wanted 18 is an unconventional film told in an unconventional way that convolutes an already complex historical revolution.

TIFF 2014: Clouds Of Sils Maria

Posted by Brandy Dean September 3, 2014 0 Comment 690 views

In Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche plays a former A-lister looking to strike her comeback in a reprisal of the role that made her famous, but this time around she must play an older character while an up-and-comer (Chloe Grace Moretz) acts the younger part. Bionche reflects on the aging actress double standards while […]

The Netflix Queue: The Book Thief (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds September 3, 2014 0 Comment 9952 views

The Book Thief isn’t a perfect movie, but it’s a faithful adaptation of the novel and it manages to be genuinely touching without feeling manipulative given its subject matter.

TIFF 2014: Trick or Treaty?

Posted by Brandy Dean September 3, 2014 0 Comment 3673 views

Canada’s premiere First Nations documentarian Alanis Obomsawin (Hi-Ho Mistahey!) returns to TIFF with Trick or Treaty?, an examination of the Idle No More movement.

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

Posted by Robert Liwanag September 2, 2014 0 Comment 2417 views

Hotel Chevalier, a companion short to Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. is subtlety and minimalism personified.

The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

Posted by Jessica Finch August 27, 2014 0 Comment 2250 views

The Trouble with Bliss isn’t perfect but it’s a quick faux-Wes Anderson fix for those in withdrawal.

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