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)”

TIFF 2012: Big in Vietnam and Mekong Hotel Reviews (Paolo Kagaoan)

Big in Vietnam (2011) Directed by Mati Diop In this short, a director is working on her soft core-y adaptation of The Dangerous Liaisons in a beach city in France. But she, on a whim, walks out of her movie, thus triggering two separate story lines. There’s the director’s, as she wanders on the streetsContinue reading “TIFF 2012: Big in Vietnam and Mekong Hotel Reviews (Paolo Kagaoan)”