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”

You’re Next (TIFF 2011) Review – Masked Mayhem from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett

Standing in line last night at Midnight Madness was a true test of willpower. I was waiting to see You’re Next, the new film from the guys that brought us A Horrible Way to Die, and I was scared out of my mind. I think at some level we are all afraid of the subjectsContinue reading “You’re Next (TIFF 2011) Review – Masked Mayhem from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett”

A Letter to Momo (Momo e no tegami) Review (TIFF 2011) – An enchanting journey to Shio Island

Adhering to the belief that there is something special about hand drawn animation that cannot be duplicated by computer animation, director Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G. have spent the past seven years making a magical masterpiece. A Letter to Momo rivals Studio Ghibli classics for pure imagination and charm, and is one of the most endearing,Continue reading “A Letter to Momo (Momo e no tegami) Review (TIFF 2011) – An enchanting journey to Shio Island”

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”