TKFF 2012 Festival Wrap-Up (Kirk Haviland)

TKFF 2012 Kirk The first ever Toronto Korean Film Festival wrapped on July 1st after a nine-day run in its first year. The highlights of the festival were the films of course, closing with the latter two entries of the famed Vengeance Trilogy from Park Chan-wook, Oldboy and Symapthy for Lady Vengeance on 35mm filmContinue reading “TKFF 2012 Festival Wrap-Up (Kirk Haviland)”

TKFF Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Review (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Korean Film Festival 2012 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Starring – Lee Yeong-ae, Choi Min-sik, Kwon Yea-yeong and Kim See-hoo Written by Park Chan-wook and Jeoung Seo-gyeong Directed by Park Chan-wook Now the undeniable creative leader of the Korean film movement of the last decade is by far and away Park Chan-wook. Starting with 2000’sContinue reading “TKFF Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Review (Kirk Haviland)”

Unfinished Spaces Review (Kirk Haviland)

Unfinished Spaces (2011) Starring: Vittorio Garatti, Roberto Gottardi and Ricardo Porro Directed by Benjamin Murray and  Alysa Nahmias The Cuban National Schools of Art was an ambitious project born of the Cuba Revolution and the imagination of its leader Fidel Castro. Years later they were abandoned, deemed frivolous and unnecessary by the Cuban government, soContinue reading “Unfinished Spaces Review (Kirk Haviland)”

Savages Review (Kirk Haviland)

Savages (2012) Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Aaron Johnson, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, Emile Hirsch and John Travolta Written by Shane Salerno, Don Winlsow and Oliver Stone Directed by Oliver Stone After 2010’s disappointing Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps director Oliver Stone returns to familiar territory with Savages, the tale of a couple ofContinue reading “Savages Review (Kirk Haviland)”

The Amazing Spider-Man Review (Kirk Haviland)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Starring – Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Irrfan Khan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Chris Zylka with Sally Field and Martin Sheen Written by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves based on the comic by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee Directed by Marc Webb The Amazing Spider-Man, the newestContinue reading “The Amazing Spider-Man Review (Kirk Haviland)”