Mary Queen of Scots TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Mary, Queen of Scots Starring Camilla Rutherford, Sean Biggerstaff and Tony Curran Written and directed by Thomas Imbach It’s been tradition to speak ill of the dead, especially if the ones who have passed have been survived by their enemies. Especially if we’re talking about Shakespeare who, as eloquent as he is, has vilified famousContinue reading “Mary Queen of Scots TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

Parkland TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Parkland Starring Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, James Badge Dale, Colin Hanks, and Tom Welling. Written and directed by Peter Landesman Peter Landesman’s Parkland looks into groups of people who were affected by those events that occurred during November 22, 1963. There’s the titular hospital with staff (Efron, Hanks,Continue reading “Parkland TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

Attila Marcel TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Atilla Marcel Starring Guillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafont and Hélène Vincent Written and Directed by Sylvain Chomet Director Sylvain Chomet sets aside animation for a while to direct his first live action feature, and in doing so he provides us with some great visuals. Some. There’s a shot of the protagonist, Paul, aContinue reading “Attila Marcel TIFF Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

Adore Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Adore Starring Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, James Frecheville, Xavier Samuel and Ben Mendelsohn Written by Christopher Hampton Directed by Anne Fontaine Adore plays out like the Doris Lessing vignette from which it is based called The Grandmothers. It substitutes a presumed South African setting for the Australian beach side. It has this a silent qualityContinue reading “Adore Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

Hot Docs 2013: Expedition to the End of the World Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Expedition to the End of the World Directed by Daniel Dencik The titular Expedition to the End of the World happens every summer, taking its expert Danish passengers to Greenland. The journey, as well as the filmmakers going with them this time around, have no set agenda. Surprisingly, it’s the chosen method for most filmmakers,Continue reading “Hot Docs 2013: Expedition to the End of the World Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”