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 castContinue reading “The Day – Post-apocalyptic action from Douglas Aarniokoski”

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

Intruders Review TIFF 2011

I think the horror genre often gets accused of not having anything important or interesting to say about real issues in the real world. I know that some genres are better suited for discussing serious issues, but sometimes a topic comes along that the horror genre has a claim to. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Intruders exploresContinue reading “Intruders Review TIFF 2011”

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

The Moth Diaries Review (TIFF 2011)

Here at Entertainment Maven my focus is to find and recommend the best entertainment out there. These films, books, games, etc. find themselves on the ‘Entertainment Maven Seal of Approval’ page. Everything that doesn’t make the cut is not necessarily a bad product. Plenty of enjoyable films that I have reviewed did not receive theContinue reading “The Moth Diaries Review (TIFF 2011)”