Posts tagged with "TIFF 2012"

TIFF 2012 Review: The Suicide Shop (2012)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian September 17, 2012 0 Comment 7417 views

In The Suicide Shop, in a sprawling metropolis not entirely unlike Paris, the Tuvache family are the proprietors of a quaint little boutique which specializes in the procurement of upscale and designer methods of self-annihilation. Colourful poisons in perfume bottles, noose-and-stool combo packages, Japanese katana swords perfect for hari kari – they have it all […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Men at Lunch

Posted by Brandy Dean September 15, 2012 0 Comment 3159 views

You know that photo of New York City iron workers eating lunch on a steel girder hundreds of feet above the sidewalks of Mahattan? You definitely know this photos because as the new documentary Men at Lunch from Seán Ó Cualáin informs us, this photo is the most requested one from the Corbis library. It’s adorns posters, […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Passion

Posted by Brandy Dean September 15, 2012 0 Comment 1679 views

As I was leaving the theatre after seeing Brian De Palma’s Passion I overheard two women discussing the film. One said to the other, “He was trying too hard.” Yes he was. He always does. Personally, it’s a thing I love about De Palma. I’ve been led to believe it’s a quality others hate about […]

TIFF 2012 Review: The We and the I

Posted by Brandy Dean September 14, 2012 0 Comment 1315 views

How I long for the Michel Gondry of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep. That Gondry was inventive, weird, and wildly endearing. That Gondry was the reason I signed up for The We and the I. But that Gondry wasn’t really in evidence in this movie, It wasn’t bad at just, […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Blancanieves

Posted by Brandy Dean September 11, 2012 1 Comment 4235 views

I saw Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves and it left me speechless. I’m apparently not the only one blown away by this movie. Just this morning Blancanieves was shortlisted to represent Spain at the next Oscars. Roger Ebert has already suggested the movie might just be a contender for the TIFF’s coveted Blackberry People’s Choice award. After seeing […]

TIFF 2012 Review: The Central Park Five

Posted by Brandy Dean September 10, 2012 1 Comment 2336 views

Look, I knew going into The Central Park Five there was a high probability that I was going to get Burnsed. But I thought, hey this was directed by Sarah Burns not Ken Burns and if ever the was rich doc fodder it was the tragedy of the Central Park Jogger, the figurative public hanging […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Short Cuts Canada: Programme #1

Posted by Brandy Dean September 9, 2012 1 Comment 2633 views

The best film I say at TIFF 2011 – hell the best film I saw in all of 2011 –  was a short film titled Le Trotteur. And I love short films. I think of them as a director’s playground. Freed from the budget constraints and pressures of a feature film, shorts can sometimes just […]

TIFF 2012 Review: Yellow

Posted by Brandy Dean September 9, 2012 0 Comment 3460 views

The TIFF 2012 premiere of Nick Cassavetes‘ Yellow was packed to the rafters on Friday night. Pretty Clever Film Gal had to sit in the second row, in front of a screen so large I had to turn my head from left to right to watch a character walk across a room. Was it worth […]

Pretty Clever Films Goes to TIFF

Posted by Brandy Dean September 5, 2012 2 Comments 1744 views

It’s that time of year again. The cottage is shuttered, the first hint of autumn is in the air, and hordes of cinemaniacs descend on once peaceful Toronto to gorge on movies – It’s TIFF time! Also known at Pretty Clever HQ as “that time of year when I see talkies.” Pretty Clever Film gal […]

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