Category: Reviews

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Top Five

I will be amazed if the festival cut of this film ends up being the version we see in theatrical release. It’s that wrong. It’s so wrong, and rough and hilarious that I heard...

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Lost Shepherd

The energy, talent and charisma it would take to write, direct and star in a film like Guidance is evident the minute you meet the lead, Pat Mills. From the minute he hit the...

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I’m Changing

The two words most often screamed through a shut door at a sibling or parent are oft repeated in this remarkable coming of age story from writer and director Lindsay MacKay. “I’m Changing” could...

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TO Screenshots Cast Awards

Thanks again to @toscreenshots for compiling a list of the best as voted by an eclectic selection of people who see too many movies. What I love about this list is it covers a very...

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Review: The Place Beyond The Pines

The Place Beyond The Pines kind of felt like was watching three films, instead of one. Not in a bad way, just that there were three completely different stories each with their own climax...

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Review: Much Ado About Nothing

I had so many questions that I didn’t ask in the Much Ado About Nothing Q&A. “Who worked on the stunt choreography for some of the pratfalls because they looked pretty dangerous?” or “the...

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Review: From Up On Poppy Hill

I love seeing at least one or two animated movies during TIFF. For one thing while an indie that has yet to secure North American distribution may not have had a final theatre-friendly cut...

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He does more than drive

If you enjoyed Nicholas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising because of the minimalist script, intense close up shots of the delicious male lead and the sudden and vicious bursts of violence then you may love...

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Highlights so far

So far I really enjoyed Up on Poppy Hill, The Artist, Pearl Jam Twenty, Drive, Take This Waltz, God Bless America, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Shame, The Lady, Countdown and Like Crazy.

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Review: Trigger

Trigger was on my pre-post-it-flag list for the festival, but it didn’t make the cut. While it had a couple of things going for it that I look for in a festival movie –...