TIFF 2012: The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012) Starring Edward Burns, Connie Britton, Noah Emmerich, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Anita Gilette, Heather Burns, Michael McGlone, Kerry Bishe and Ed Lauter Directed by Edward Burns Caitlin Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald) stands looking distraught in her house. Her brother Quinn (McGlone) and sister Sharon (Bishe) are with their respective girlfriend and boyfriend driving toContinue reading “TIFF 2012: The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

TIFF 2012 Yellow and Greetings from Tim Buckley Reviews (Kirk Haviland)

Yellow (2012) Starring Heather Wahlquist, Sienna Miller, David Morse, Gena Rowlands, Melanie Griffith, Lucy Punch, Max Theriot, Ray Liotta and Daveigh Chase Written by Heather Wahlquist and Nick Cassavetes Directed by Nick Cassavetes Mary (Wahlquist) is a substitute teacher who flounders through her days with nonsensical daydreams and sneaking out to her car to drinkContinue reading “TIFF 2012 Yellow and Greetings from Tim Buckley Reviews (Kirk Haviland)”

TIFF 2012: Artifact Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Artifact (2012) Starring Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Flood and Tomo Milecevic Directed by Bartholomew Cubbins Who is this bearded man who looks like he’s wearing $50 pairs of pyjamas that he dares to wear outside his expensive white-walled Hollywood home? Why is he stroking his cat – not a euphemism – before packing a carry-onContinue reading “TIFF 2012: Artifact Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

TIFF 2012: Fly With the Crane Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Fly with the Crane (2012) Directed by Li Ruijun A burst of vibrant red instantaneously flies across the screen, then a hand paints some white over it in the shape of a crane. Thank you, Li Ruijun, for giving us a movie with an aura that we the audience can love from the beginning. Anyway,Continue reading “TIFF 2012: Fly With the Crane 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)”