Tag Archive | Kirk Haviland

TKFF 2012 Festival Wrap-Up (Kirk Haviland)

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 film […]

TKFF Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Review (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’s […]

Unfinished Spaces 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, so […]

Savages 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 of […]

The Amazing Spider-Man 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 newest […]

Town of Runners Review (Kirk Haviland)

Town of Runners Review (Kirk Haviland)

Town of Runners (2012) Directed by Jerry Rothwell In the small rural Ethiopian town of Bekoji the sport of running has become a religion. Known for turning out Olympic caliber distance runners, runners from Bekoji have produced 8 Olympic Gold Medals, 32 World Championships and have broken 10 world records in the last 20 years. […]

The Movie Junkie’s 2012 Summer Movie Preview Part 2 (Kirk Haviland)

The Movie Junkie’s 2012 Summer Movie Preview Part 2 (Kirk Haviland)

JULY The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3rd) So we are already getting a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, a move Sony has made to ensure that the web slinger’s movie rights don’t revert back to Marvel’s control. But I must admit, with every new trailer that hits the web I actually become more interested in seeing […]