Tag Archive | Colin Geddes

Kill List Review (TIFF 2011) – Where the hell am I?

Sitting down for The Raid, during the first night of Midnight Madness, the programmer, Colin Geddes, briefly went through the lineup with us. He told us about the action packed The Raid, the all-night game of cops and robbers in Sleepless Night, the crossbow wielding killers in You’re Next, etc. When he got to the […]

Smuggler Review TIFF 2011 (Sumagurâ: Omae no mirai o erabe)

Katsuhito Ishii’s Smuggler got off to a strange start at Midnight Madness. For one, the print of the film had not arrived by midnight and the rowdy MM audience got some extended burn with the beach ball that is normally bounced around the seats before the show. The film ended up starting at 1am, a […]

The Day – Post-apocalyptic action from Douglas Aarniokoski

I wanted to like Douglas Aarniokoski’s The Day, I really did. The stills looked awesome. The action promised to take place almost solely at an abandoned farm house, and regular readers will know that I absolutely LOVE films that use a single location effectively. The film also had a few big names in the cast […]

Lovely Molly Review (TIFF 2011) – From the director of The Blair Witch Project

Lovely Molly is the continuation of director Eduardo Sánchez’s experiment with first person horror, the initial part of the experiment being The Blair Witch Project. However, the majority of the film is not shot from the first person point of view, unlike Blair Witch. The technique is used sparingly and primarily for time spent alone […]

Sleepless Night Review TIFF 2011 (Nuit Blanche) – An evening of action and thrills in a Parisian nightclub

In a previous online interview, the programmer of Midnight Madness, Colin Geddes, said his two picks for films that may surprise some people were Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche) and The Day. Based on this recommendation, I was very anxious to view Frédéric Jardin’s Sleepless Night because the films at Midnight Madness had taken an inevitable […]

The Incident Review (TIFF 2011) – Since retitled as ‘Asylum Blackout’

Telemarketers, Republicans, people who like Arby’s and adult Miley Cyrus fans, that’s right, every type of lunatic imaginable can be found in Alexandre Courtès’ new insane asylum horror-thriller, The Incident. Well, don’t quote me on the types of lunatics listed above, just be assured that there are plenty of madmen on the loose in this […]

Livid/Livide Review TIFF 2011 – From the makers of Inside/À l’intérieur

Last night was my second most anticipated screening of the festival, close behind the Midnight Madness closing night screening of Kill List. Livid is the second offering from the directors, Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, makers of the Midnight Madness shocker and crowd-pleaser, Inside. I was not there four years ago for the screening of […]