Posts filed under "Modern Times"

Fury (2014)

Posted by Jared Bratt October 30, 2014 0 Comment 210 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 724 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 1431 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 778 views

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

TIFF 2014: Waste Land

Posted by Jared Bratt September 5, 2014 0 Comment 1473 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: Short Cuts International Programme 2

Posted by Robert Liwanag September 4, 2014 0 Comment 1553 views

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

The Netflix Queue: The Book Thief (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds September 3, 2014 0 Comment 7849 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.

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

Posted by Robert Liwanag September 2, 2014 0 Comment 987 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 968 views

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

Frank (2014)

Posted by Jared Bratt August 26, 2014 1 Comment 1391 views

In the end, the great genuine thing about Frank, for all its obvious niche-comedy at play, is that the film still manages to invoke a serious dialogue about the nature of creating art.

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