TIFF 2012 – The Bay Review (Matt Hodgson)

The Bay (2012) Starring Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal, Stephen Kunken, Christopher Denham, and Nansi Aluka Directed by Barry Levinson The seventh night of Midnight Madness (MM), the Toronto International Film Festival’s midnight programme, featured quite possibly the most decorated and experienced director to ever grace the midnight stage: Barry Levinson. LevinsonContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – The Bay Review (Matt Hodgson)”

TIFF 2012 – Byzantium Review (Dustin SanVido)

Byzantium (2012) Starring Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Warren Brown, Daniel Mays, Caleb Landry Jones, Johnnie Lee Miller, and Sam Riley Written by Moira Buffini Directed by Neil Jordan MINOR SPOILERS There is a moment 20 minutes into Byzantium where a waterfall on an unnamed island begins to flow red, presumably with blood. There really isn’tContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – Byzantium Review (Dustin SanVido)”

TIFF 2012: A Few Hours of Spring Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

A Few Hours of Spring (2012) Directed by Stephane Brize Starring Vincent Lindon, Helene Vincent and Emmanuelle Seigner One of the questions that a French officer asks a man leaving prison is if he had a place to stay after incarceration, and the man tells the officer that he’s going to live with his mother.Continue reading “TIFF 2012: A Few Hours of Spring Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”

TIFF 2012 – Aftershock Review (Matt Hodgson)

Aftershock (2012) Starring Eli Roth, Andrea Osvart, Ariel Levy, Nicolás Martínez, Lorenza Izzo, and Natasha Yarovenko Directed by Nicolás López After some sub-standard fair for a few nights at Midnight Madness (MM), the Toronto International Film Festival’s midnight programme, I was in dire need of a fun screening. The latest from Eli Roth, this time in the leadContinue reading “TIFF 2012 – Aftershock Review (Matt Hodgson)”

TIFF 2012: Ernest and Celestine Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Ernest and Celestine (2012) Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier Starring Lambert Wilson The opening credits has it all, drawing out simple lines to introduce this animated movie’s titular characters Ernest, a bear, and Celestine, a young mouse. The movie’s animators and directors Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier show theirContinue reading “TIFF 2012: Ernest and Celestine Review (Paolo Kagaoan)”