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 thisContinue reading “The Incident Review (TIFF 2011) – Since retitled as ‘Asylum Blackout’”

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

god bless america (TIFF 2011) Review

It was very exciting last night going into Midnight Madness, we had a special guest. It turns out that Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait had attended a previous Midnight Madness screening, as a general audience member. Goldthwait saw A Horrible Way to Die, by Adam Wingard, the director of You’re Next, and was so inspired by theContinue reading “god bless america (TIFF 2011) Review”

The Raid Review (TIFF 2011) – Iko Uwais is going to own you!

  Midnight Madness kicked off last night with Indonesia’s The Raid, which looked to have all the makings of a high paced action film. Director Gareth Evans and rising Indonesian action star Iko Uwais had previously worked together on Merantau, the story of a young man’s journey from his hometown village to the big city, andContinue reading “The Raid Review (TIFF 2011) – Iko Uwais is going to own you!”

TIFF 2011 – Just Around the Corner!

It’s almost time for one of the best film festivals on the planet! If you’ve been following Entertainment Maven then you know that I will be covering/reviewing the entire Midnight Madness segment of the festival, that focuses on wicked, weird and wonderful films from around the world. Midnight Madness features the programming of Colin Geddes,Continue reading “TIFF 2011 – Just Around the Corner!”