Posts filed under "Modern Times"

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) on Blu-ray

Posted by Brandy Dean February 16, 2015 0 Comment 24 views

Birdman hits dvd and Blu-ray on February 17, 2015.

The Netflix Queue: G.B.F (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds November 1, 2014 0 Comment 1967 views

I don’t expect G.B.F to become one of the iconic teen movies of this decade, but in the end it was cute, and despite some cringe-worthy dialogue it was fun, with some genuine laughs.

Fury (2014)

Posted by Jared Bratt October 30, 2014 1 Comment 1908 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 2531 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 2926 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 2040 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 187 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 148 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 49 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 64 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, […]

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