TIFF 2012 – Bwakaw Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Bwakaw (2012) Starring Eddie Garcia and Rez Cortez Directed by Jon Robles Luna Bwakaw’s bleached cinematography perfectly reflects its protagonist Rene’s (Garcia) crotchety world view – that of an old man who can’t just wait to die. Through and with him we see the unvarnished wood of his pre-colonial wooden house, the white strands ofContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – Bwakaw Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

TIFF 2012: Tower Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Tower (2012) Starring Derek Bogart and Nicole Fairbairn Directed by Kazik Radwanski In the middle of Kazik Radwanski’s Tower, a dentist asks our protagonist, a man named Derek (Bogart) how old he is. He looks like what would happen if a skinnier Tom Cruise started balding but kept his other hair growing. God, just shaveContinue reading “TIFF 2012: Tower Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

TIFF 2012 – Antiviral Review (Dustin SanVido)

Antiviral (2012) Starring Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Douglas Smith, and Malcolm McDowell Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg MINOR SPOILERS Brandon Cronenberg gathered attention for his short film Broken Tulips, which screened at TIFF in the Emerging Artists program a few years back and was successful enough to gain funding and expand the premiseContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – Antiviral Review (Dustin SanVido)”

TIFF 2012 – Sightseers Review (Matt Hodgson)

Sightseers (2012) Starring Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies, Jonathan Aris, Richard Glover, and Monica Dolan Written by Alice Lowe, and Steve Oram Directed by Ben Wheatley Last year Ben Wheatley planted himself firmly on my radar with Kill List, his incredible second feature that left the crowd at TIFF absolutely stunned. One year laterContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – Sightseers Review (Matt Hodgson)”

TIFF 2012 – The Impossible Review (Dustin SanVido)

The Impossible (2012) Starring Naomi Watts, Tom Holland, Samuel Joslin, Oaklee Pendergast, and Ewan McGregor Directed by J. A. Bayona MINOR SPOILERS After beginning his career with the fantastic ghost story tale The Orphanage, Juan Antonio Bayona has chosen to take on a true life story of a family caught in the deadly Thailand TsunamiContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – The Impossible Review (Dustin SanVido)”