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Review: Thor – The Dark World (Dustin SanVido)

Review: Thor: The Dark World Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Jamie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Stellen Skarrsgard, Rene Russo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Zachary Levy, Idris Elba, and Ray Stevenson Written by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely (and a little help from Joss Whedon) Directed by Alan Taylor Marvel has […]

Toronto Underground Cinema – Rep Cinema’s Latest Fallen Warrior (Kirk Haviland)

Toronto Underground Cinema – Rep Cinema’s Latest Fallen Warrior (Kirk Haviland)

I must start with the fact that I have been very torn about writing this article. With the news now out that the Toronto Underground Cinema will be closing its doors for good on Sunday Sept 16th, my prediction from when the Cumberland went away in May has unfortunately come true: another member of Toronto’s […]

Fan Expo 2012 Coverage (Kirk Haviland)

Fan Expo 2012 Coverage (Kirk Haviland)

Fan Expo 2012 So another Fan Expo is in the books and it’s time to do some reflecting. This year was my first time with a media pass for the fest and thus I attended two of the four days, Thursday night and Sunday afternoon. Thursday became my walkabout day as the main hall was […]

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Review (Kirk Haviland)

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Review (Kirk Haviland)

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Written and Directed by Bob Hercules Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino were the two visionaries behind the creation and innovation of the Joffrey Ballet. Narrated by Mandy Patinkin, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance tells the history behind the Joffrey Ballet and the story of these two men. Through archival footage […]

Shinsedai Cinema Festival 2012 – Tentsuki Review (Kirk Haviland)

Shinsedai Cinema Festival 2012 – Tentsuki Review (Kirk Haviland)

Shinsedai Film Festival 2012 (Toronto) Tentsuki Starring: Taku Manabe, Natsumi Seto, Ryuzaburo Hattori and Akaji Maro Written by Masafumi Yamada and Takeshi Miyamoto Directed by Masafumi Yamada Tentsuki is a strange little film. Clearly inspired by the likes of David Lynch and the more obscure works of Takeshi Miike, Yamada’s Tentsuki takes place in a […]

Shinsedai Cinema Festival – End of the Night Review (Kirk Haviland)

Shinsedai Cinema Festival – End of the Night Review (Kirk Haviland)

Shinsedai Film Festival 2012 (Toronto) End of the Night Starring Kuniaki Nakamura, Nami Komiyama, Masayuki Shionoya Written and Directed by Daisuke Miyazaki When it came time for Daisuke Miyazaki to make his directorial debut, after directing second unit for director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Tokyo Sonata, he decided to look to the past. Inspired by the rich […]

Shinsedai Cinema Festival – Zero Man vs. the Half-Virgin Review (Kirk Haviland)

Shinsedai Cinema Festival – Zero Man vs. the Half-Virgin Review (Kirk Haviland)

Shinsedai Film Festival 2012 (Toronto) Zero Man vs. the Half-Virgin Starring Chihiro Itakura, Miho Hoshino, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hideo Tsubota, Don Brown and Sakichi Sato Written and Directed by Sakichi Sato Preceeded by Dark on Dark Directed by Makato Ohtake Sakichi Sato is a master of oddball cinema. The mastermind behind the scripts for Takeshi Miike’s […]