Argo Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Argo (2012) Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Taylor Schilling, Clea Duvall, Tate Donovan, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishe, Scoot McNairy, Victor Garber, Sheila Vand, Kyle Chandler, and Philip Baker Hall Directed by Ben Affleck Instead of shooting an expensive montage, Argo efficiently uses a prologue of storyboards to contextualize Iranian anger. And evenContinue reading “Argo Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

Toronto After Dark 2012: Doomsday Book Review (Robert Harding)

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 Doomsday Book (2012) Starring Doona Bae, Joon-ho Bong and Ji-hee Jin Directed by Jee-woon Kim, Pil-Sung Yim Doomsday Book features a trio of tales regarding the end of the world. While the apocalyptic turmoils are not new (zombie outbreak, asteroid impact, and robot uprising) the way this film goesContinue reading “Toronto After Dark 2012: Doomsday Book Review (Robert Harding)”

Toronto After Dark 2012: [REC]³ Genesis Review (Robert Harding)

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 [REC]3 Genesis (2012) Starring Leticia Dolera, Javier Botet, Diego Martin, Alex Monner, and Ismael Martinez Directed by Paco Plaza Rec 3 marks a major divergence from the previous two films in the Rec franchise. Fans of those two films should note – this is nothing like the Rec filmsContinue reading “Toronto After Dark 2012: [REC]³ Genesis Review (Robert Harding)”

imagiNATIVE: The Tundra Book Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

imagiNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival 2012 The Tundra Book Directed by Aleksei Vahkrushev In choosing to organize his movie within chapters, director Alexei Vahkrushev’s The Tundra Book reminds me of Dogville, but without a sinister turn of events affecting a young stranger, obviously. Instead of that plot, we see a few Chukchi families rideContinue reading “imagiNATIVE: The Tundra Book Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

Toronto After Dark 2012: Grabbers Review (Robert Harding)

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012 Grabbers (2012) Starring Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russel Tovey, and Lalor Roddy Directed by Jon Wright The Toronto After Dark Film Festival crowd was out in full force for the festival opener and Toronto premiere of the Irish/UK creature feature, Grabbers. While the film has been likened to TremorsContinue reading “Toronto After Dark 2012: Grabbers Review (Robert Harding)”