From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara) Review (TIFF 2011)

Today at TIFF I checked out the new Japanese anime film, From up on Poppy Hill. This film is part of the TIFF kids program, so I was very worried about a few things. Would the movie be dubbed? Gross. Would there be kids running around? Also a little gross. Would an anime nerd, elbowContinue reading “From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara) Review (TIFF 2011)”

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┬áMerantau, 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!”

Little Terrors – Short horror film series (The Projection Booth, Toronto)

Last night I took a trip down Gerrard Street in Toronto, away from the busy downtown core. There’s not a lot to do on Gerrard and there’s not a lot to see, but if you’re patient and ride the streetcar to 1035 Gerrard St. E., you will find one of the coolest theatres in town.Continue reading “Little Terrors – Short horror film series (The Projection Booth, Toronto)”

TIFF 2011 – Midnight Madness

We’ve just received some exciting news here at the maven. Apparently some funds have trickled down from our parent company, allowing some of our correspondents to attend the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)! In particular, entertainment maven will be covering the complete midnight madness lineup. TIFF 2011 runs from September 8th-18th and will beContinue reading “TIFF 2011 – Midnight Madness”