About Time Review (Kirk Haviland)

New in theaters this weekend from Universal Pictures is the latest film from writer/director Richard Curtis, “About Time”. Curtis’ third stab behind the camera after the wildly successful “Love Actually” and the disappointing  “Pirate Radio” (aka The Boast that Rocked) plays like the majority of his scripts about many relationships and how they intersect, butContinue reading “About Time Review (Kirk Haviland)”

To The Wonder Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

To The Wonder Starring Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem Written and directed by Terrence Malick The debate-engendering reception of Terrence Malick’s films continues with his new movie To The Wonder. The festival crowd like the ones in TIFF (including Dustin) and Vencie hated it, Roger Ebert loved it. I see both sides.Continue reading “To The Wonder Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

TIFF 2012 – Passion Review (Dustin SanVido)

Passion (2012) Starring Rachel McAdams, Noomie Rapace, Paul Anderson, Karoline Herfurth Written by Alain Corneau and Brian De Palma Directed by Brian De Palma Passion reminds me so much of Gus Van Sant’s much-maligned remake of Psycho, the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece, in that both are pretty much shot-for-shot remakes with little else to offer. Whereas theContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – Passion Review (Dustin SanVido)”

TIFF 2012 – To The Wonder Review (Dustin SanVido)

To The Wonder (2012) Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, and Rachel McAdams Written and Directed by Terrence Malick Films that dare to transcend the laws of conventional narrative and structure to become much more a piece of art are somewhat of a mixed bag for me. I applaud filmmakers who aspire to createContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – To The Wonder Review (Dustin SanVido)”

TIFF 2012 – Top 10 Anticipated Female Performances (Paolo Kagaoan)

The greatest female performance I’ve seen so far this year is Zoe Kazan in the titular Ruby Sparks, a role that she wrote for herself. Now I don’t think that I need to ‘rectify’ anything but I’m sure you’re all thinking that I need to watch more movies. Well, TIFF fixes that. In ten days,Continue reading “TIFF 2012 – Top 10 Anticipated Female Performances (Paolo Kagaoan)”