Posts filed under "Modern Times"

TIFF 2014: In Her Place

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds September 26, 2014 0 Comment 703 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 183 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 823 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 961 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 2522 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 555 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 636 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 1063 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.

The Netflix Queue: Drinking Buddies (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds August 15, 2014 0 Comment 729 views

What it lacks in original plot, Drinking Buddies makes up for in its honesty.

Barefoot (2014)

Posted by Jessica Finch August 13, 2014 0 Comment 814 views

Barefoot is fun, if a little obvious, but Evan Rachel Wood makes this a must-watch.

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